Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile
Diet of the Chestnut-backed chickadee
The Chestnut-backed chickadee eats insects and
spiders gleaned from foliage, branches of trees. They especially like
conifers to forage in. They will even eat conifer seeds.
Migration of the Chestnut-backed chickadee
The Chestnut-backed chickadee is a year-long
resident in California, that is, it does not migrate.
Nesting habitats of the Chestnut-backed
The Chestnut-backed Chickadee builds its nest in
an old woodpecker cavity or excavates its own cavity. They usually nest
in the lower part of the tree.
Range of the Chestnut-backed chickadee
The Chestnut-backed chickadee is found along
coastal California from about Point Conception up into Oregon. It is
also found in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Habitat/ Plant community used by the
The one time I have seen these birds they were
in a large chirping flock in dense willows near coniferous trees within
a quarter mile of the ocean.