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


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.