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Black-capped Chickadee
(Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee
By Mdf [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via WC 
 
Black-capped Chickadee Information

Length:  4.75 - 5.75"

Habitat:  Deciduous woods, coniferous woods, or mixed deciduous-coniferous woods (prefers mixed); forest edges; thickets; fields, orchards, parks, gardens, urban areas.

Diet:  Insects, caterpillars, spiders; insect and spider eggs; weed seeds such as ragweed and goldenrod; wild fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, and wild cherries; pine, hemlock, and birch seeds.
 
Identification tips
for the Black-capped Chickadee
 
Songs and calls of Black-capped Chickadee
        Another photo of Black-capped Chickadee
 
Preferred Bird Feeder Food

Black-capped chickadees favor black oil sunflower seeds (whole and shelled) and suet. They are also attracted to whole shelled peanuts, crushed peanuts, peanut butter, and dried fruit.

These birds use a wide variety of bird feeders, from tube feeders to platform feeders and hoppers. They also enjoy small hanging feeders and window feeders. Offer suet in suet cages. Peanut butter can be smeared on the bark of a tree, on pine cones hung near the feeder, and on suet logs.
 
 
 
Range maps:
 
Black-capped Chickadee Breeding Map Black-capped Chickadee Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)      
 
Additional photos and information:
 
Black-capped Chickadee
Photo, description, range, diet, life history and conservation.
(From National Wildlife Federation)
 
More Chickadee Photos
 
Black-capped Chickadee
 
Black-capped Chickadee
By Alain Wolf [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via WC
 
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