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Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)



Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Class: Aves
Family: Paridae
Common Name: Black-capped Chickadee
Genus: Poecile
Species Name: atricapillus

About The Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped chickadees have short plump bodies, a solid black cap and bib, and white cheeks. They are a small bird weighing only 11 g and measuring 13.3 cm in length. Their wingspans measure 20.3 cm in flight. Their backs and wings are dark greenish-gray, with some streaks of white and black adorning the wing feathers. Their bellies are white with a light-reddish color on the flanks. They have small, pointed black beaks and dark legs. Male and female chickadees are identical.

Young black-capped chickadees resemble adults, but have brighter colors with more reddish coloration on the flanks.

Average mass: 11 g.

Average length: 13.3 cm.

Average wingspan: 20.3 mm.

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; homoiothermic; bilateral symmetry

Sexual Dimorphism: sexes alike

Average mass: 10.4 g.

Average basal metabolic rate: 0.252 W.



Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Roof, J. 2011. "Parus atricapillus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 16, 2012 at Citation Link

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Alaska 2010
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Newfoundland

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Illinois
North America
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7/14/2016

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