A Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) perches on the edge of a birdfeeder, deciding which tasty morsel it wishes to grab next.
Location Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Camera Details Canon Digital Rebel 55-200mm lens Focal length: 130mm Exposure: f/5.6 Shutter speed: 1/100th sec. ISO-400 No post-processing
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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.