Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee is a small songbird which can be observed around Montreal all seasons. They are used to urban live but prefer to stay in parks.

How to Identify?

There have a black cap from top till the height of the eyes, a black throat. The rest of the head is white. Wings are light grey and body yellowish. They are very fast and agile flyers. To take photos in flight make sure that set up allows shutter speed of at least 1/3200s.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

Black-capped Chickadee can be observed all year long in parks in and around the city. Although used to humans, they even pick food from your palms, this chickadee species remains within the vegetation of parks.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Schwarzkopfmeise [de]
Black-capped Chickadee [en]
Carbonero cabecinegro, Carbonero de capucha negra [es]
Mésange à tête noire [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Poecile atricapillus


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