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Chickadee (Black-capped)

Parus atricapillus
Chickadee (Black-capped)

Range

They are found all across North America from Southern Canada south to the middle United States.

Habitat

They live in mixed forests, open woodlands, and wetlands to suburban areas.

Body Traits

They have a black cap and throat with white cheeks, a gray back, wings and tail and a white belly.

Habits

They are very common at feeders all winter. They have a chica-dee-dee-dee call. They form flocks in winter.

Diet

They eat insects and seeds.

Reproduction

They stay with one mate (monogamous) their whole lives. They nest in a tree hole. The female builds a nest inside made of moss and soft hairs. The female lays about 6 eggs and warms them (incubates) for almost 2 weeks. The male feeds the female while she nests.

Chickadee (Black-capped)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: --
Family: Paridae
Genus: Parus
Species: P. atricapillus

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