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State Bird of Massachusetts
Sep 7, 2006, 14:43 PST

Photo of Mexican Chickadee by Bill Schmoker - Rustler Park, Arizona, 7/03

Mexican chickadee
Poecile sclateri

Identification Tips:

  • Length: 4.25 inches
  • Short bill
  • Black crown and throat
  • White face
  • Gray upperparts
  • Grayish-white underparts
  • Gray flanks
  • Sexes similar
  • Often found in small flocks
  • United States range restricted to southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico

Similar species:

The Mexican Chickadee is similar to the Mountain Chickadee but lacks a white supercilium. Other chickadees lack the gray flanks of the Mexican Chickadee.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Source: USGS

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