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August 2011 - Chestnut-backed Chickadee
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Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens

The Chestnut-backed Chickadee is a delightful, friendly little bird found primarily along the entire west coast of North America. It is one of seven chickadee species found on the continent.

The Chestnut-backed Chickadees lives in cavities and will line its nest with soft things like fur or fluff. It feeds on a variety of foods including insects, suet and seeds and even stores food for tougher times. Notable characteristics include white cheeks, dark brownish-black head and reddish-brown back which is the source of its common name.

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