09 May, 2011

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Scientific Name: Poecile rufescens

Population Estimate: 6.9M

Range / Habitat: Year-round in conifers along the Pacific coast of North America, from California up to Alaska.

Field Notes: Small passerine with bold black and white head markings of other chickadees. Back is rufous, which distinguishes it from Boreal, Black-capped, and Mountain Chickadees. Flanks may be either rufous or dull grey.

Personal Notes: Seen in various places throughout Vancouver Island. Richard got a great photo of this small, flitty bird.

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