Chestnut-backed Chickadee

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 02 December 2009
Scientific Name
Poecile rufescens
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. rufescens
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
4.5 to 4.9 inches
0.3 to 0.44 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Sýkora Hnědohřbetá
Danish (Dansk) Kastanjerygget Mejse
Dutch (Nederlands) Bruinrugmees
Finnish (Suomi) Kastanjatiainen
French (Français) Mésange à Dos Marron
German (Deutsch) Rotrückenmeise
Italian (Italiano) Cincia Dorsocastano
Japanese (日本語) クロイロコガラ (Kuriirokogara)
Norwegian (Norsk) Kastanjemeis
Polish (Polski) Sikora Brunatna
Spanish (Español) Carbonero Dorsicastaño
Swedish (Svenska) Rostmes
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