A Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perches on the edge of a birdfeeder, deciding which tasty morsel it wishes to grab next.
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Canon Digital Rebel
Focal length: 130mm
Shutter speed: 1/100th sec.
Disability and Beauty – 24/05/10
- The song of the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the most complex vocalizations of all animals, acting as a contact call, an alarm call, to identify an individual, or to indicate recognition of a particular flock.
- They may cache food in hundreds of different sites, recalling those locations and retrieving food up to 28 days later.
- It is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts.
- A group of chickadees are collectively known as a “banditry” and a “dissimulation” of chickadees.