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The Black-Capped Chickadee Behavioral Ecology and Natural History (Comstock Book) by Susan M. Smith

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Published by Comstock Publishing .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Animals,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Birds & Birdwatching - General,
  • Black-capped chickadee,
  • Parus

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7849671M
ISBN 100801497930
ISBN 109780801497933

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This book is the first comprehensive synthesis of published information about this tiny, tough bird, with special attention given to such close relatives as the Carolina Chickadee and the European Willow Tit. Drawing on many of her own observations, Susan M. Smith covers common study techniques, diet and foraging, communication and displays 4/5.   These books are rich in photos, many absolutely beautiful and all illustrating important behaviors and/or physical features of the bird. In Black-capped Chickadee, Susan Smith, one of the leading authorities on the Black-capped Chickadee, has written a wonderful account of this splendid bird/5(4). A study of the life of the Black-capped Chickadee reveals surprising facts about the familiar backyard visitor: It is exceptionally agile, yet it cannot walk headfirst down trees. Females engage in. Get this from a library! Black-capped chickadee. [Susan M Smith] -- Hard-to-observe behaviors captured by top wildlife photographers, Fascinating and lively text by leading ornithologists, Complete picture of a species' life in the wild. "This series will find a.

Book Review: The Sun Is a Compass by Caroline Van Hemert Birds in the News Abnormal Plumage, Part II: Leucistic Birds Chickadee Day! Black-capped Chickadee Musings on a Frigid Day First Bird of According to Sam Robbin’s excellent book, Wisconsin Birdlife, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, many years of observing the nesting of Black-capped chickadees in the state shows that they have nests with eggs during the period of May 2 through July 8. Poecile atricapillus Little flocks of Black-capped Chickadees enliven the winter woods with their active behavior and their cheery-sounding chick-a-dee callnotes as they fly from tree to tree, often accompanied by an assortment of nuthatches, creepers, kinglets, and other birds. Black-Capped Chickadee The most widespread, numerous, and geographically variable chickadee, this bird brightens winter days at bird feeders and eagerly takes advantage of nest boxes. It is.

The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small, nonmigratory, North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests. It is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of Massachusetts and of Maine in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in : Paridae. Wild Bird Guide book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Anyone who is interested in going beyond compilation of life lists will ap 4/5.   The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) can be found in our area year round. Their amusing antics, however, often play out — at least for me — along the edges of leafless winter woods. Diet. Like many birds, black-capped chickadees are omnivorous. They eat a diet of seeds, berries, insects, invertebrates, and occasionally small portions of dees also love to eat suet and peanut butter offered at bird r, chickadees have a penchant for storing food and eating it later, so they usually won’t stick around at a feeder for very long.