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Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A brown-capped chickadee of the northern boreal forest, the Boreal Chickadee is one of the few birds living completely within that biome in Canada and bits of the United States.

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Appearance

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Chickadees
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small, short-billed bird.
  • Brownish cap.
  • Black bib.
  • White cheeks.
  • Rufous flanks.
  • Brown back.

Immature Description

Immature like adult.

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Backyard Tips

Consider putting up a nest box to attract a breeding pair. Make sure you put it up well before breeding season. Attach a guard to keep predators from raiding eggs and young. Find out more about nest boxes on our Attract Birds pages. You'll find plans for building a nest box of the appropriate size on our All About Birdhouses site.