British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide
Description - This small bird can be identified
by its black cap and bib and white cheeks. The back is
grey with white underparts; the wings are edged with white.
Their characteristic call is a buzzy "chick-a-dee-dee-dee".
Distribution - The black-capped chickadee ranges throughout
all of Canada. They inhabit deciduous and mixed forests
and open woodlands, often wintering in suburban areas.
Biology - The black-capped chickadee feeds on insects,
seeds and berries. They prepare their nest with grass,
fur, plant down, feathers and moss in a hole in a rotten
tree stump, a natural cavity or a bird box. This bird
is constantly active, either hopping, clinging or hanging
from tree branches.