Boreal Chickadee Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Short bill
- Gray-brown crown and back
- Face white near bill but mostly gray
- Black throat
- Gray wings and tail
- Brown flanks
- White belly
- Sexes similar

Similar species
Boreal Chickadee has less white in the face than the Siberian Tit and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Chestnut-backed Chickadee also has more rufous flanks and back. Black-capped chickadee lacks brown in its plumage.
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