North Louisiana Wildlife

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Carolina chickadee snacking on a bug on a utility line

Did you know that Carolina chickadees can breed with black-capped chickadees?

Carolina Chickadees
a Glance

Carolina chickadee looking out from its perch on a bush branch

Key Features:

Carolina chickadees are small birds with gray bodies, white bellies, black heads black throats, and black beaks.

Least Concern - Population Stable


Forests, swamps, open woods, parks, and residential areas

nesting habits:

Carolina chickadees build their nests in unused cavities at the edges of forests out of bark, hair, moss, and plant fiber.

seasons carolina chickadees are active in our area:

All year


Bugs, spiders, plants, and seeds

hunting Behavior:

Carolina chickadees glean from foliage.

Commonly Confused With:

White-Breasted Nuthatches

White-breasted nuthatch clinging to a tree trunk in North Louisiana

Carolina chickadees are often confused with white-breasted nuthatches because both are small black, white, and gray birds.

Carolina chickadee foraging on a tree in the snow

Carolina chickadees have black throats. White-breasted nuthatches have longer beaks and shorter tails.

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