Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Chickadee
Common Name : Black-capped Chickadee
Scientific Name : Poecile atricapillus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The cap and bib are black, the cheeks white, the back soft gray, the wing feathers gray edged with white, and the underparts soft buffy on the sides grading to white beneath. The cap extends down just beyond the black eyes, making the small eyes tricky to see.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 4.7 – 5.9 inches (12-15 cm)
Weight: 0.3 – 0.5 oz (9-14 g)
Wingspan: 6.3 – 8.3 in (16-21 cm)

Behavior :

A tiny, acrobatic bird that feeds on insects and seeds amongst the leaves of trees. They can be found anywhere from forests and woodlots to weedy fields and cattail marshes.

Social Organization :

They can be found in flocks or alone.

Approval Level : None; Black-capped chickadee are common birds.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

These tiny birds are unable to fight back once in the jaws of a cat

Training Level : General;

Common and easy to find, these little birds make for good hunting practice.

Hunting Tactic : Tiny Birds
Food Quality : Low; While the flesh is rich, it is not very plentiful.