Black-Capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee, a small bird known for its black crown or “cap” on its head, can be found in parts of Canada and the United States.

The male and female Black-capped Chickadee look very much alike, with their trademark black cap, a black bib, and white cheeks.

The Black-capped Chickadee also made our list of the Top 15 Photogenic Feeder Birds.

 
Facts

Appearance of the Black-capped Chickadee

With the trademark black cap, a black bib, and white cheeks, the male and female Black-capped Chickadees look almost identical. They have grayish backs, wings and tails, and buff-colored flanks.

Generally reaching 5-6 inches in length, a Black-capped Chickadee weighs between 1/3 and 1/2 an ounce.

 

Geography of the Black-Capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee, known for its black crown or “cap” on its head, can be found across the southern two-thirds of Canada and northern two-thirds of the United States, although it may be found in the mountains in the southern U.S. as well.

 

Local Environments of the Black-Capped Chickadee

Although they prefer to inhabit forest edges, Black-capped Chickadees will also reside in rustic fields, depending on the abundance of food and water.

They will inhabit suburban areas especially if bird feeders can be found. If you have bird feeders in your yard, you probably have seen these sweet little birds with the black caps on their heads.

 
 

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