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Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus

Black-capped Chickadee is a small songbird which can be observed around Montreal all seasons. They are used to urban live but prefer to stay in parks.

Common Names

  • Black-capped Chickadee (en)
  • Carbonero cabecinegro, Carbonero de capucha negra (es)
  • Mésange à tête noire (fr)
  • Schwarzkopfmeise (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Paridae
  • Poecile atricapillus

Where & When to Spot

Black-capped Chickadee can be observed all year long in parks in and around the city. Although used to humans, they even pick food from your palms, this chickadee species remains within the vegetation of parks.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Angrignon, Montreal 5 0 2 4
Park Mont-Royal 3 0 0 1
Park Pointe aux Prairies 4 0 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 2 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

There have a black cap from top till the height of the eyes, a black throat. The rest of the head is white. Wings are light grey and body yellowish. They are very fast and agile flyers. To take photos in flight make sure that set up allows shutter speed of at least 1/3200s.

Photos

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe - 2019-04-21

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 800;

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2016-12-11

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 200;

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Taking Off

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2016-03-22

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 720;

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2016-01-02

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 350mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f6.0; Iso 800;

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2015-04-18

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 130mm; Exposure 1/200; Aperture f5.6; Iso 360;

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