Perching

Mexican Chickadee

Poecile sclateri
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
Largely restricted to higher elevation pine and spruce-fir forests in the summer, this chickadee descends to lower elevation pine-oak forests in the winter. It often associates in mixed species foraging flocks with Bridled Titmice, kinglets, warblers, and nuthatches at mid to high levels in the trees. It feeds mainly on insects gleaned from leaves and bark and nests in tree cavities lined with fur and plant down

The four-digit banding code is MECH.

Female | Oliver Niehuis

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Mexican Chickadee
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-chickadee

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Mexican Chickadee. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-chickadee

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Mexican Chickadee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-chickadee

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Dr. Biology. "Mexican Chickadee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-chickadee

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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