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Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-fronted Macaw
Chattering Lory

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Chattering Lory

  • Lorius garrulus
  • Parrots & Parakeets

About the Chestnut-backed Chickadee

This cute little chickadee lives from southern Alaska to southwestern California on the Pacific West of North America. It has a dark-brown head, white cheeks and rufous-brown mantle. The wings are dark gray.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 December 2009
Scientific Name Poecile rufescens
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. rufescens
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 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.5 to 4.9 inches
0.3 to 0.44 ounces
Range North America

International Names

  • Sýkora Hnědohřbetá (Czech)
  • Kastanjerygget Mejse (Danish)
  • Bruinrugmees (Dutch)
  • Kastanjatiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange à Dos Marron (French)
  • Rotrückenmeise (German)
  • Cincia Dorsocastano (Italian)
  • クロイロコガラ (Kuriirokogara) (Japanese)
  • Kastanjemeis (Norwegian)
  • Sikora Brunatna (Polish)
  • Carbonero Dorsicastaño (Spanish)
  • Rostmes (Swedish)

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