Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile atricapilla

Size: 5"

Male: Familiar gray bird with black cap and throat patch. White chest, tan belly. Small white wing marks.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Same as adult.

Nest: Female and male build or excavate cavity. One brood per year.

Eggs: 5-7; white with fine brown markings

Incubation: 11-13 days; female and male incubate

Fledging: 14-18 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Black-capped Chickadee can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Insects, seeds, fruit, and will come to seed and suet feeders.

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