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The Boreal Chickadee is a small songbird in the tit family. Their breeding habitat is coniferous woods in Canada, Alaska and the northern edges of the United States.
They nest in a hole in a tree. A pair of Boreal Chickadees will use a natural cavity or sometimes an old woodpecker nest and will remains together year round. They may even stay together for life.
These birds forage on conifer branches or probe into the bark. They mainly eat insects and seeds and will store food for later use.
The call is a husky tsik-a-dee-dee, a variant on the call which gives chickadees their name.
Details & Statistics
The Boreal Chickadee is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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This week's highlighted t-shirt is our I Love Tits design for anyone who loves our cute Birdorable tits, which are shown in parentheses below: a Tufted Titmouse, a Boreal Chickadee and a Black-capped Chickadee on this design show that the tits you love are cute little birds.... Read more »