Perching

Mountain Chickadee

Poecile gambelii
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
Usually restricted to mountainous coniferous forest, only during especially harsh winters does the Mountain Chickadee descend to lower elevation riparian areas and broad-leafed forests for a month or so. This species commonly occurs in large mixed species foraging flocks with nuthatches, warblers, sparrows, juncoes, and bushtits, where they look for insects and seeds. Its nest is in a tree cavity

The four-digit banding code is MOCH.

Female | Robert Shantz

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: Mountain 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: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-chickadee

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Mountain Chickadee. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-chickadee

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

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

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Dr. Biology. "Mountain Chickadee". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-chickadee

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