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Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

The Black-capped Chickadee is one of North America's most common and widely distributed birds. It can be found from coast to coast, covering a significant portion of Canada and the northern two-thirds of the United States. These birds don't migrate; they stay in their range throughout the year. The vocal behavior of Black-capped Chickadees is complex, which would be expected of a social animal. Adults have at least 16 different kinds of vocalizations. Below is a spectrogram recording of many of these vocalizations, taken from multiple birds from the same flock in the same season just outside of Yellowstone National Park.

For a More Detailed Discussion of Black-capped Chickadee Vocalizations...

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