Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Other Names: none

Distribution: west coast of the United States and Canada.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee distribution range map

Description:

Size: 10-12 cm in length with a 18-19 cm wingspan, weighing 9-13 g.

Plumage: Dusky to gray overall with a black cap and bib and chestnut flanks and back. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
british columbia
california
idaho
montana
oregon
washington
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
perching
swimming
walking
Behavior
zigzag
Markings
bold
eye
Sounds
clear
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
Body Shape
headcrested
perching
Size
large
small
Order
titmice and chickadees - paridae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
tits, chickadees and titmice - paridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern