All About The Chickadee





Does not go south in winter.



Song--two or three clear long whistles and the chirping of his own

name, "chickadee."



A gay, curious little bird.



Black head and throat--sides of head and neck white--breast grayish

buff--wings and tail darker shade edged with white--larger feathers of

shoulders white.



Food--seeds and dormant insects or larval eggs.--Valuable as an insect

destroyer.



Builds in hollow places--usually deserted woodpeckers' or squirrels'

nests--sometimes hollows place for itself.



Six white eggs speckled with red--young birds, male and female much

alike in colouring.





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