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Chickadees are found across much of North America. The more common species include the Black-capped, Carolina and Mountain Chickadees.

Chickadees usually mate for life.

Chickadees are easily identified by their namesake call “chick-a-dee.”

Only about 20% of the Black-Capped’s daily energy intake comes from feeders and about half of the overall winter diet is made up of such animal matter as spiders, dormant insects and even carrion.

Mountain Chickadees are mainly foliage gleaners, searching for spiders and larvae at the tips of branches. In early summer are able to find and use seeds they hid during the previous autumn.

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Chestnut-backed and Black-Capped Chickadees keep an eye on the food-finding success of other individuals, if one bird is doing especially well; they adapt their behaviour, whereas unproductive tactics are not copied.

Boreal Chickadee is rarely seen at feeders except in Alaska and Canada. The Boreal commonly chooses cache sites on the underside of branches, because snow covers upper surfaces.

Boreal Chickadee is a favourite feeder bird for many and really enjoys sunflower seeds. They are inquisitive and found in wooded areas.

They are cavity nesters. They will excavate their own nest site in a rotten or decaying wood, use an old woodpecker hole or use a nesting box. Although Mountain Chickadee may not excavate its own hole and will nest under rock in a bank or in a hole in the ground. They add a cosy nest on a moss base.

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee usually lay 6–8 white eggs with a light reddish-brown speckling. They hatch in about 12 days and fledge about 21 days later.

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The Black-Capped generally sings out a “fee-bee” call while the Carolina sings “fee-bee fee-bay;” however, this song is learned and in overlapping territories it may be learned from the “wrong” bird.

A Chickadee’s wing beats are approximately 27 times per second.

Research has shown that while Chickadees are regular visitors to feeders, over 75 to 80% of their winter food supply still comes from natural sources.

When the temperature falls below -12°C (10°F), research has shown that the survival rate of Chickadees almost doubled when they had access to feeders, this resulted in an overall higher winter survival rate of 69% versus a 37% survival rate for populations without access to feeders.

Chickadees are a tough little bird that doesn’t migrate so during cold weather they have been found to need twenty times more food than they do in summer. They can gain as much as 10 percent of their body weight each day and lose it all again during a cold winter night.

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Carolina Chickadee likes to eat seeds, suet and even coconut.

Chickadees weigh less than 14gms (½oz)

The oldest banded Black-Capped Chickadee recaptured in the wild had lived 12 years 5 months.

The oldest banded Carolina and Mountain Chickadee recaptured in the wild both lived 10 years 11 months.

The Black-Capped Chickadee is the state bird of Massachusetts and Maine.

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