Chestnut-backed Chickadee

About the Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee adorns the forests of the western United States and Canada with its presence. This petite bird, measuring around 11 to 13 cm (4 to 5 inches) in length, is easily recognizable by its striking appearance.

Featuring a distinctive chestnut-brown back and flanks, which beautifully contrast with its white underparts, the Chestnut-backed Chickadee also boasts a black cap and bib, along with white cheeks, creating a captivating visual. These birds are often heard before they're seen, their cheerful and complex songs resonating through their woodland habitats.

Chestnut-backed Chickadees are often spotted flitting energetically among the trees, foraging for insects, spiders, and seeds. In winter, they join mixed-species flocks.

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