Mountain Chickadee

Poecile gambeli

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Titmice and Chickadees (Paridae)

Code 4

MOCH

Code 6

POEGAM

ITIS

HEAD

Mountain Chickadee Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown, ranging from maroon-brown, to brown-gray, to reddish orange-brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Mountain Chickadee Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13-15 cm (5-6 in)
  • Weight: 11 g (0.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray-buff sides and flanks.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: No Data

FLIGHT

Mountain Chickadee Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short slow weak flitting flights on rapidly beating wings. Often folds wings to sides after several quick wing beats; repeated.
  • Wingspan Range: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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