Carolina Chickadee — Poecile carolinensis

Order Passeriformes
Family Paridae
Genus Poecile
Species Carolinensis
The Carolina Chickadee is very similar to the Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus, and is known to hybridize with them where summer ranges meet. The Carolina Chickadee has a tiny body with a large head that gives it a notable round silhouette. Its cap and bib are black with a white auricular region.
Carolina Chickadee
(CC) BY-SA Benjamin Shirkey, December 2012

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December 2012

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