Weight: 0.4 oz (11 g)
Conifers in high elevation, dry, mountain forests.
Mostly insects. Also eats insect eggs, puape, seeds, and berries.
The Mountain Chickadee is a tiny bird with a large head, small bill, round belly, and a long tail. Black-and-white head with a white body and gray wings. The Mountain Chickadee is distinguished from other chickadees by the white stripe over its eye.
Quick, acrobatic bird that flies from tree to tree and hangs upside down on pine cones.
Widespread and common, but surveys show decline of population in some areas.
When and where to see at Bryce
The Mountain Chickadee is a common bird throughout the park but they often remain in tall evergreen trees, making them difficult to see at times. They often fly together with other small bird species, so a cluster of birds is likely to contain Mountain Chickadees (except for during the nesting season).
Last updated: February 9, 2021