Mountain Chickadee ~  Deschutes National Forest ~ Bend, Oregon  by Kimberly Chadwick

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Mountain Chickadee ~ Deschutes National Forest ~ Bend, Oregon by 

Bend Oregon during a visit with my sister Canon Powershot SX10IS

Mountain Chickadee inhabits mostly montane coniferous forests; like other chickadees it often joins mixed foraging flocks in the non-breeding season.

Although its populations are somewhat irruptive, as with Black-capped Chickadee, movements are mostly altitudinal; few birds have been recorded foar out of range, but some do move into the western Great Plains after breeding.

VOICE SONG a plaintive _see-bee-, similar to Black-capped but often with additional bee notes on same pitch as first bee note. CALLS also similar.


  • The Mountain Chickadee is one of the most common birds of the Western montane coniferous forests.
  • The nest cup of a Mountain Chickadee is molded in fur and then plugged with looser fur. The unincubated eggs are covered with the fur plug while the female is not in the nest.
  • The species name honors naturalist William Gambel.
  • A group of chickadees are collectively known as a “banditry” and a “dissimulation” of chickadee

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kimberly!! This is a new one for me!! Great info too!!!

  • New one for you Blair, now I am shocked…lol. Thank you very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonalmost 5 years ago

    Really nice, great detail !

  • Many thanks Kathy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Ready to strut its stuff, no doubt. This one is more ‘bandit’ than our Black-capped, whose little beret covers his head & comes all the way down to his eye. I like ‘dissimulation’ myself….

  • LOL, thank you Sheila. I was thrown back by how loud he was for such a wee bird…..

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Nicely captured!

  • Thank you Ma’am~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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