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.

 
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Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Black-Capped Chickadee

The Black-Capped Chickadees dine on various insects, although smaller caterpillars are among their favorite foods. Other menu items include spiders, slugs, centipedes, and berries. Black-Capped Chickadees also enjoy seed from bird feeders.

It is interesting to note that the Black-Capped Chickadee hides food and then returns to gather it later. Amazingly enough, these little birds can remember thousands of spots where they hid their treats.

 

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