Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Chickadee
Common Name : Boreal Chickadee
Scientific Name : Poecile hudsonicus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The boreal chickadee has a brown cap, with a white chest, cheeks and belly. It’s upperparts are a brown/grey colour while its wings and tail are grey in colour. Its underparts are white, with brown on its flank, and a black bib. Its bill is short and dark, and its wings are small. It has a notched tail feathers.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 5 – 5.5 inches (13 – 14 cm)

Weight: 0.35 oz (10g)

Wingspan: 8.25 inches (21 cm)

Behavior :

Generally found foraging on conifer branches or bark looking for insects and conifer seeds. They store large amounts of food within different trees – usually within the mid-region. The Boreal Chickadee’s call involves a high-pitched trill, and they are typically found in boreal forests – forests with mainly coniferous trees such as pines, larches and spruces.

Social Organization :

Boreal chickadees often forage in small flocks that include other small birds, or can be found with its mated pair for the year.

Approval Level : None; Boreal chickadees are common birds.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

These birds are small and unable to fight back one in the jaws of a predator.

Training Level : General;

These birds are commonly found, making them good for beginner practice on hunting tiny birds.

Hunting Tactic : Tiny Birds
Food Quality : Low; Little meat contained within the bird. Flesh is rich but not plentiful.

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