chickadee

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any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America

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carolinensis) chickadees and attendant species (Moynihan 1962).
So why is Massachusetts warm enough for one chickadee and not for another?
Chickadees can also add that macho edge to their fee-bees by transposing the song to the same musical frequency as a rival's.
The next time you're stuck indoors on a cold day, admire the chickadees from a window.
However, chickadees and titmice used in my study were from altitudes of 1,700-2,300 m and were exposed to low ambient temperatures (Cooper 2002).
It apparently did the trick because we have seen a pair of cardinals, a bunch of goldfinches, feisty little chickadees and a few juncos so far.
It was soon joined by six more chickadees and a Black-and-white Warbler.
More titmice, more cardinals and more chickadees formed a full chorus.
Other researchers have found that a downy woodpecker responds to alarm calls from chickadees, but Rainey and his colleagues wanted to see whether a bird could distinguish between different calls from another species.
Listen to the voices of the meadows," says the sign at one stop, where you hear the pleasant cacophony of mountain chickadees, bluebirds, towhees, and other birds.
Sousa said, she mostly sees chickadees, downy and hairy woodpeckers, northern cardinals, nuthatches, tufted titmice and juncos, and an occasional sparrow.
The section begins with a comprehensive chapter on the phylogeography of Chestnut-backed Chickadees (Poecile rufescens), which is followed by a chapter on the behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization (focused on the Carolina/Black-capped [P.
These include some members of the family encompassing jays and crows, as well as that of chickadees and tits.
Partly opened serotinous cones of Table Mountain pine also provide food for nuthatches, chickadees, and woodpeckers, which extract seeds from gaps between the cone scales.
Consider, for example, the bag on his kitchen table, which is spilling over with miniature carved chickadees.