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BIRDS

Black Bayou Lake NWR

CAROLINA CHICKADEES

Poecile carolinensis

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Small with a gray body, white belly, black head and throat, black bill
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: Black-capped chickadees in other areas; unique in North Louisiana
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern - Population Trend Stable
  • DIET: Bugs (including spiders), plants, and seeds
  • HABITAT: Forests, swamps, open woods, parks, residential areas
  • NESTING: Moss and bark with lining made of hair and plant fibers, in an unused cavity near a forest edge
  • BEHAVIOR: Flock during the winter
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Can hold food with their feet
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: Year round