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Carolina Chickadee


Poecile carolinensis
Chickadee family (Paridae)

Small songbird, black cap and bib, white cheek, gray back, whitish belly.

Habitat:
Deciduous forest.

Nesting:
Cavity nester. Excavates a nest cavity in dead trees or in dead limbs of living trees. Also nests in artificial nest boxes. Eggs are white with reddish spots. Clutch size – 6 eggs.

Voice:

Song is a whistled “fee-bee fee-bay.”  Call is the familiar “chick-a-dee-dee-dee.

In the Nature Park:
Year-round resident.

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