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Black-Capped Chickadee
Key Features
  • Has an extensive vocal range, which includes at least 15 calls and songs
  • Diverts and evades predators by "throwing its voice" as it calls
  • Families continue to forage together even after chicks have fledged
  • Where
    Found across most of the United States and part of Canada from central Alaska to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina
    Did You Know
  • The black-capped chickadee is able to retrieve stored food items up to one month after hiding the food.
  • Chickadees are able to fly even after lowering their body temperature.
  • Along with the great tit, the black-capped chickadee is one of the most-studied birds in the world.
  • Only birds have a syrinx, a specialized voice box; it sits lower in the body and aids in balance during flight.
  • Conservation
    The black-capped chickadee is fairly common throughout its expansive range, with upward population trends recorded in its eastern range, as well as periodic fluctuations peaking every 23 years across the southern U.S.The presence of suitable nesting sites is always a limiting factor within any habitat.
    Order : Passeriformes
    Genus Species : Parus atricapillus
    Family : Paridae
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