Mountain Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee calls from a ponderosa pine tree as snow lightly falls.
Mountain Chickadee calls from a ponderosa pine tree.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 4-5.5”
Description: Gray overall with a black head, white cheeks, and prominent white-gray eyebrows.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in spruce-fir and other coniferous forests as well as aspen forests to 11,000 feet.
Diet: Eat mostly insects in the summer and seeds in the winter.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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