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 15 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.5 to 4.9 inches
0.3 to 0.44 ounces

International Names

Czech Sýkora Hnědohřbetá
Danish Kastanjerygget Mejse
Dutch Bruinrugmees
Finnish Kastanjatiainen
French Mésange à Dos Marron
German Rotrückenmeise
Italian Cincia Dorsocastano
Japanese クロイロコガラ (Kuriirokogara)
Norwegian Kastanjemeis
Polish Sikora Brunatna
Spanish Carbonero Dorsicastaño
Swedish Rostmes
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