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Black Capped Chickadees

Poecile atricapillus

Description:

he Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, North American songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. It is notable for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights, its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (they can feed from the hand). Its French name is Mésange à tête noire.

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2 Comments

ErinWefel
ErinWefel 10 years ago

Cute photo! - The caption should be "I'm watching you." :)

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

what a cutie!

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