Tiny, approachable bird with a short neck and large head, giving it a distinctive spherical body shape. Stark white cheeks contrast with black cap and throat. Note grayish nape or collar and grayish edging on secondaries.© Martina Nordstrand | Macaulay LibrarySouth Carolina, December 06, 2020
Song is a distinctive 4-noted whistle, longer than songs of other chickadees.© Benjamin Clock | Macaulay LibraryNew Jersey, May 13, 2012
Tiny and round with a short bill. Gray overall with a black cap and throat, and stark white cheeks. Note gray-edged secondaries.© Michael O'Brien | Macaulay LibraryNew Jersey, February 18, 2017
Acrobatic forager found in deciduous and mixed deciduous-evergreen woodlands, swamps, riparian areas, open woods and parks, and also in suburban and urban areas.© Brad Imhoff | Macaulay LibraryOhio, September 17, 2020
Nests in holes in trees or nest boxes.© Marie Chappell | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, February 27, 2017
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