Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus

Summary 2

Very similar to the Gray-headed Chickadee in size (14cm/5.5in) and colouration except they have a white cheek and grey nape, have greyer wings that don't have white tips and browner flanks.

Sibley, D. A. 2000. The Sibley Guide to Birds., Andrew Steward Publishing, Inc, Toronto.

Habitat 3

Boreal coniferous and mixed forests, muskeg bogs, vicinity of white cedar and hemlock swamps, birches and streamside willows. Nests in natural cavities or abandoned woodpecker holes, or in cavity dug by pair in rotten tree stub, usually within 1 m of ground (but up to 3.7 m).

Trophic strategy 4

Eats conifer and birch seeds, and the eggs, immature stages, and adults of insects; forages mainly on twigs and branches of trees (Terres 1980).

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  1. (c) pbonenfant, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Poecile_hudsonicus_3.jpg
  2. (c) Yukon Conservation Data Centre, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  3. Adapted by Yukon Conservation Data Centre from a work by (c) NatureServe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://eol.org/data_objects/28814322
  4. Adapted by Yukon Conservation Data Centre from a work by (c) NatureServe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://eol.org/data_objects/28814323

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Animal Bird
Color brown, grey
Bird chickadee