Mountain Chickadee

About the Mountain Chickadee

Also known as: Bailey's Chickadee, Gambel's Chickadee, Gambel's Tit, Grinnell's Chickadee, Inyo Chickadee, Mountain Titmouse, Mrs. Bailey's Chickadee, San Pedro Chickadee, Short-tailed Chickadee

The Mountain Chickadee is a small songbird which ranges in the mountains of western North America. Mountain Chickadees have dark caps with distinctive contrasting white eyebrows.

Mountain Chickadees eat insects as well as seeds from conifers or other plants. After the breeding season they often form flocks which stay together while feeding.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 12 October 2010
Scientific Name
Poecile gambeli
  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile
  • P. gambeli
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 15 November 2014)
  • 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
5.25 inches
8.5 inches
.39 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) sýkora horská
Danish (Dansk) Bjergmejse
Dutch (Nederlands) Bergmees
Finnish (Suomi) vuoritiainen
French (Français) Mésange de Gambel
German (Deutsch) Gambelmeise
Italian (Italiano) Cincia delle Montagne Rocciose
Japanese (日本語) マミジロコガラ (mamijirokogara)
Norwegian (Norsk) Bergmeis
Polish (Polski) sikora górska
Spanish (Español) Carbonero Montañes
Swedish (Svenska) Bergtita
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