How Much Do You Know About Chickadees? Take Our Quiz!

How many species of chickadee reside in the United States?

a) Three
b) Five
c) Seven
d) Nine

Answer: c) Seven. They are Carolina, black-capped, mountain, boreal, chestnut-backed, gray-headed, and Mexican. The latter occurs only in a small area of southern Arizona and New Mexico and you’ll have to visit northern Alaska or northwestern Canada to see a gray-headed. All seven species have a dark cap, pale cheeks, and a black bib..

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