Carolina Chickadee

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This Carolina chickadee was found in Chapel Hill. This bird was flying perched in a tree at around 5:00pm.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Paridae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “where the two species ranges come in contact, the Carolina and Black-capped chickadees occasionally hybridize. Hybrids can sing the songs of either species, or might sing something intermediate.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/carolina_chickadee/lifehistory)

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