Carolina Chickadee

photo by Joe Watts

In Alabama during: Fall | Spring | Summer | Winter

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Poecile carolinensis

STATUS: Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Low Conservation Concern.

DESCRIPTION: Carolina chickadees are small birds four to five inches in length and being mostly gray above and white below. They have very small black bills, a black cap and throat, and white cheeks. Their flanks are a pale buff color. There are no differences in coloration between males and females. Their call is a high pitched and fast Chickadee-dee-dee and their song is a four-note whistle of fee-bee fee-bay.

Learn more from the Dept of Conservation
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