black cap, throat and chin; white face (Michigan, USA; 2010-11-23)

Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile atricapillus

Native Range: North America

Notes: a friendly, gregarious, familiar visitor to bird feeders throughout the species' extensive range across the northern USA and Canada; gets its common name from the song, a whistled chick-a-dee-dee-dee; nests in cavities in trees.

some white on edges of primaries (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-23)

no sexual dimorphism (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-06)

gray back and tail (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-06)

very small but almost conical bill (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-24)

whitish underneath (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-30)

faint tinge of rufous on sides (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-08)

perched in a spruce tree (Michigan, USA; 2012-08-28)

posing on a spruce branch (Michigan, USA; 2012-08-28)