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Carolina Chickadee

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  • Conuropsis carolinensis
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About the Carolina Chickadee

Also known as: Carolina Tit, Florida Chickadee, Plumbeous Chickadee, Texan Chickadee

The Carolina Chickadee is a small songbird, related to other species of chickadee and tit. The species is very similar to the Black-capped Chickadee, which generally lives further north. Where the ranges overlap, they are very difficult to tell apart.

Carolina Chickadees are cavity nesters, which means they will use nest boxes if they are provided. They are year-round residents and will form large flocks in the winter with other small birds like titmice and nuthatches.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 12 October 2010
Scientific Name Poecile carolinensis
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. carolinensis
Birdorable Family Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
3.9 to 4.7 inches
5.9 to 7.9 inches
0.3 to .4 ounces
Range United States (East)

International Names

  • 卡罗山雀 (Chinese)
  • sýkora karolinská (Czech)
  • Carolinamejse (Danish)
  • Carolinamees (Dutch)
  • tammitiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange de Caroline (French)
  • Carolinameise (German)
  • Cincia della Carolina (Italian)
  • カロライナコガラ (karorainakogara) (Japanese)
  • Karolinameis (Norwegian)
  • sikora karolinska (Polish)
  • Каролинская гаичка (Russian)
  • Carbonero de Carolina (Spanish)
  • Karolinatita (Swedish)

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