* 'MORTON' BAYBERRY (Myrica pensylvanica) --violet-green swallow, mountain chickadee, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee
The black-capped chickadee
can be found across New York State.
Maximizing feeding efficiency and minimizing time exposed to predators: a trade-off in the Black-capped Chickadee
. Oecologia 66:60-67.
Seasonal acclimatization of thermoregulation in the Black-capped Chickadee
. Condor 96:638-646.
yellow-bellied sapsucker, black-capped chickadee
, brown creeper, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet, and ruby-crowned kinglet).
For those of us who live in the northern part of North America, the black-capped chickadee
is likely a well-known backyard visitor.
"It started with a black-capped Chickadee
." So begins renowned wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman's introduction as he describes the moment when he first became intrigued with birds at the age of eight.
The big surprise: The male is an unmarked newcomer to this rambling, woody neighborhood where Smith has kept close tabs on the black-capped chickadee
population for the past 18 years.
"A black-capped chickadee
encounters hundreds of seeds a day, maybe more," says Fernando Nottebohm, a biologist at Rockefeller University.
To that list add the black-capped chickadee
, whose large flights out of the North Country are often overlooked because everybody sees chickadees every day.
Even the families of such storied cachers as the nutcrackers and the black-capped chickadee
contain species that manage only halfhearted food storage, if that.
Childhood at its best is full of such small adventures - hiking to the top of Mount Wachusett, learning to tell a black-capped chickadee
from a white-throated sparrow, sharing a secret hiding spot in the hollow of a tree with a best friend.
(Poecile atricapilla): Bold and gregarious, will eat from a human hand.
Shortly after the geese passed overhead, a black-capped chickadee
landed on a branch of the hemlock tree near my stand.
The honeybee dance gives 25; the "chick-a-dee" call of the black-capped chickadee
, 48; and written English, 1,908.