The Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) is a small bird common in wooded habitats. It shares many qualities with the Black-Capped Chickadee, but it is smaller, sleeker, smaller-headed, and shorter tailed, with lighter tail and wings with duller white edges. The Black-Capped Chickadee's range extends only as far south as Tennessee, so the ones found at CRNRA are Carolina Chickadees. They can be found acrobatically darting through tree branches searching for insects, seeds and berries. They nest in rotted wood, where they excavate cavities and fill them with moss and wood chips. Its song is a clear whistle given in three to five notes on various pitches, like "fee bee, fee bay".
Last updated: April 14, 2015