Black-Capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

The black-capped chickadee is a small but highly curious bird that loves investigating people and its surroundings. They can be regularly seen visiting your backyard bird feeder and was even crowned Vancouver’s official bird in 2005. They are highly social, flying in flocks and they can make over 15 different complex calls to communicate with other members of its flock or offspring. The most recognized one sounds like chickadee-dee-dee which gives the bird its name.


The black-capped chickadee can be recognized by its black cap and bib, grey wings, back and tail and white underside with rust brown flanks. From the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail the black-capped chickadee measures around 13cm in length…

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