Florida chickadee

The Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis, is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. Often, it is still placed in the genus Parus with most other tits, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data and morphology suggest that separating Poecile more adequately expresses these birds' relationships . The American Ornithologists' Union has been treating Poecile as distinct genus for some time already.

The Florida chickadee is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

I was surprised to note that the titmouse or Florida chickadee was omitted from the list of birds observed. These little birds are quite common in this area, and some of your readers may be glad to know that they are easily tamed to feed from the hand. Also, if there is no food on the feeder for them, they will go from window to window, until they spot us inside the house and will then cling to the screen until noticed. More

The Florida chickadee is a small, dark-colored race of the well-known Carolina chickadee. It is fairly common and well distributed over most of the Florida Peninsula, except perhaps the extreme southern part. I have found it almost everywhere that I have been in central Florida, mainly in the live-oak hammocks and around the edges of the cypress swamps. Arthur H. More

* Florida Chickadee Pictures -Snowbird Resources Pictures of Redwing Blackbirds taken in Florida . Chickadees in Florida. This Black-capped Chickadee visits our backyard feeder in Port Richey Florida quite often. . toyota lite ace picture * The Chickadee-Web, http://www.chickadee-web.com But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit. . The picture at the top of the page is titled Autumn Perch. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paridae
Genus : Parus
Species : carolinensis
Authority : Audubon, 1834