Poecile atricapillus: Black-capped chickadee

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The black-capped chickadee [Poecile atricapillus] is a small, nonmigratory, North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests. It is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. It is well known for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights as well as its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans [sometimes feeding from the hand]. It is almost universally considered ‘cute’ due to its oversized round head, tiny body, and apparent curiosity about everything, including humans.

Photo: Chamblee, GA, USA [20150913]

Source: Wikipedia

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