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Black capped chickadee

Poecil atricapillus


The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, nonmigratory, North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests. It is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of Massachusetts and of Maine in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. It is well known for its capability to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights as well as its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (sometimes feeding from the hand).


Has as many as 16 distinct calls.

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1 Comment

Tukup 2 years ago

You ever get the feeling you're being watched? Great shot Lisa. Thanks for sharing.

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New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Feb 10, 2020
Submitted on Feb 10, 2020

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