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Mexican Chickadee

Poecile sclateri

Mexican Chickadee
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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.
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Female
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Male
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Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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Male
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