Black-capped Chickadee

Other Names: none

Distribution: North America, from subarctic Canada south through the central United States.

Black-capped Chickadee distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-15 cm in length with a 16-21 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Both sexes have a black cap and throat, white cheeks, gray back, and dull white undersides. The wing feathers are narrowly and indistinctly edged with white. The legs are gray and the beak and eyes are black.

 

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Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
bold
head
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
blue
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
small
Order
titmice and chickadees - paridae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
tits, chickadees and titmice - paridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern