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Chickadee ( summer )

Poecile atricapillus


Size & Shape This tiny bird has a short neck and large head, giving it a distinctive, rather spherical body shape. It also has a long, narrow tail and a short bill a bit thicker than a warbler’s but thinner than a finch’s. Color Pattern The cap and bib are black, the cheeks white, the back soft gray, the wing feathers gray edged with white, and the underparts soft buffy on the sides grading to white beneath. The cap extends down just beyond the black eyes, making the small eyes tricky to see.


Habitat Chickadees may be found in any habitat that has trees or woody shrubs, from forests and woodlots to residential neighborhoods and parks, and sometimes weedy fields and cattail marshes. They frequently nest in birch or alder trees.

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LucBertrand 9 years ago

They are very very light :)

LucBertrand 9 years ago

hihihi ! Yes I found it so funny. thank you :))

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I know they don't weigh much, but swinging from a leaf kind of boggles your mind. An excelletnt catch!

Hema 9 years ago

Great photography!

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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jul 22, 2011

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