Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4

BCCH

Code 6

POEATR

ITIS

HEAD

Black-capped Chickadee Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-capped Chickadee Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14 cm (5.5 in)
  • Weight: 11 g (0.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with olive-buff wash on sides.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-capped Chickadee Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Slow flitting short flights with rapid wing beats., On longer flights often folds wings to sides after several quick shallow strokes before repeating.
  • Wingspan Range: 19-22 cm (7.5-8.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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