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Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

(Bird of the Week: 01-01-2021)

What do Black-capped Chickadees have in common with squirrels?

They cache food! These birds cache single seeds in sites such as: bark, dead leaves, clusters of conifer needles, and knot holes. Food may be cached in hundreds of different locations. Birds remember and retrieve food up to 28 days later.

Cache means that they hide the food.

A group is called a “banditry” or a “dissimulation” of chickadees.

Black-capped Chickadee

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