While the Black-capped Chickadee is nonmigratory and with us throughout the year, it is during the
winter that the Black-capped Chickadee takes first place in our affections. Active, cheerful,
friendly, he is an ever welcome visitor to our lunch-counters, and often
shows complete and winning confidence in us by perching on our hands.
His clearly enunciated chick-a-dee, with its variations, we accept as
his characteristic language, but the sentiment expressed in his two- or
three-noted whistle seems to belong to the Pewee rather than the Black-capped Chickadee. It is, in fact, often falsely attributed to that bird, even when our books tell us that the Pewee is wintering in the
The Black-capped Chickadee nests in holes, usually within ten feet of the ground,
laying 5-9 white, brown-speckled eggs in the first half of May.
The Black-capped Chickadee has a black crown with white stripes on the wings and while slightly bigger than the Caroline Chickadee, looks almost identical.
Direct and roller coaster.
Population and distribution.
the Black-capped Chickadee Nests from central Missouri and northern New Jersey north into Canada, south, along the Alleghanies to North Carolina; winters south to Maryland.
The Black-capped Chickadee will nest in a variety of places and will lay 5-10 white eggs.
The Black-capped Chickadee will east from feeders, including sunflower seeds, berries, fruit, suet, and other seeds.
Birds in the same Family: