Carolina Chickadee

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 12 October 2010
Scientific Name
Poecile carolinensis
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. carolinensis
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
3.9 to 4.7 inches
5.9 to 7.9 inches
0.3 to .4 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 卡罗山雀
Czech (Cesky) sýkora karolinská
Danish (Dansk) Carolinamejse
Dutch (Nederlands) Carolinamees
Finnish (Suomi) tammitiainen
French (Français) Mésange de Caroline
German (Deutsch) Carolinameise
Italian (Italiano) Cincia della Carolina
Japanese (日本語) カロライナコガラ (karorainakogara)
Norwegian (Norsk) Karolinameis
Polish (Polski) sikora karolinska
Russian (русский язык) Каролинская гаичка
Spanish (Español) Carbonero de Carolina
Swedish (Svenska) Karolinatita
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