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About the Mountain Chickadee

Also known as: Bailey's Chickadee, Gambel's Chickadee, Gambel's Tit, Grinnell's Chickadee, Inyo Chickadee, Mountain Titmouse, Mrs. Bailey's Chickadee, San Pedro Chickadee, Short-tailed Chickadee

The Mountain Chickadee is a small songbird which ranges in the mountains of western North America. Mountain Chickadees have dark caps with distinctive contrasting white eyebrows.

Mountain Chickadees eat insects as well as seeds from conifers or other plants. After the breeding season they often form flocks which stay together while feeding.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 12 October 2010
Scientific Name Poecile gambeli
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. gambeli
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 14 November 2014)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.25 inches
8.5 inches
.39 ounces
Range United States (West)

International Names

  • sýkora horská (Czech)
  • Bjergmejse (Danish)
  • Bergmees (Dutch)
  • vuoritiainen (Finnish)
  • Mésange de Gambel (French)
  • Gambelmeise (German)
  • Cincia delle Montagne Rocciose (Italian)
  • マミジロコガラ (mamijirokogara) (Japanese)
  • Bergmeis (Norwegian)
  • sikora górska (Polish)
  • Carbonero Montañes (Spanish)
  • Bergtita (Swedish)

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