Carolina Chickadee
Poecile carolinensis


play song

"Chickadee-dee-dee-dee" call

Field Marks
  • Black crown and throat
  • White face
  • Pale gray upper parts
  • Gray edges to wing coverts
  • Grayish-white under parts
  • Rusty flanks
  • Often found in small flocks


Prefers woodland habitat, however they are very common in city parks.


Carolina Chickadees are permanent residents of Atlanta and one of the most common birds seen in Atlanta.  A frequent visitor at bird feeders.