Boreal Chickadee

Poecile hudsonicus Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae (Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice)
Poecile hudsonicus Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae (Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice)

This declining species isn’t closely related to the Black-capped Chickadee; its closest relative is the Chestnut-backed Chickadee of the Pacific Northwest. The chickadee-dee-dee call is quiet and wheezy, rather like a Black-capped Chickadee with a terminal disease, and it has no whistled song, but rather a complex variation on the chickadee-dee-dee.

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