• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birds - Black-capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
Black-Capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
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This curious and active bird is common to Wind Cave National Park. Its raspy chick-a-dee-dee-dee call, and its whistled fee-bee song can be heard in forested areas throughout the park. The chickadee feeds on insects in warmer months, and on seeds and berries in the colder months. These birds can be seen year-round in the park, very often near the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...