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Black-capped Chickadee -
(Poecile atricapilla)



  • Very small songbird
  • Grey body and tail, black and white head
  • Black on top of head and on throat ("bib")
  • 5" (14 cm.)


  • Forests, shrubby and residential areas

Additional Information

  • Common resident
  • Nests in tree cavities and nest boxes
  • Familiar feeder bird
  • Gregarious except during breeding season
  • Whistles two-note mating song,
         gives "chick-a-dee" call, and many
         other vocalizations

Black-capped Chickadee close up

Black-capped Chickadee in a spruce tree 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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