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

Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Poecile rufescens

Native Range: North America

Notes: common in coniferous woods and mixed forests of the western USA and Canada; distinctive chestnut-colored back distinguishes this species from all other chickadees.

frontal view; white belly (Oregon, USA; 2010-11-23)

chestnut back and sides; small conical bill (Oregon, USA; 2010-11-23)

no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2009-06-22)

posing for a portrait (Oregon, USA; 2010-11-23)