Mountain Chickadee, Poecile gambeli


Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadees are found in the mountains of western North America, and are distinguished from their sister species, the Black-capped Chickadee, by the white eyebrow (supercilium).


Mountain Chickadee


Mountain Chickadee
A juvenile of the Rocky Mountain type of Mountain Chickadee, photographed in Montana just west of Yellowstone. The broader and more extensive white area above the eye is characteristic of these easternmost birds of the species, and the gray rather than black cap marks the bird as a juvenile.


Mountain Chickadee
A Mountain Chickadee carrying food to its nesting young at Yuba Pass in the Sierras, where most of these pictures were taken.


Mountain Chickadee
Above and below, two views of the same bird.


Mountain Chickadee