Black-capped Chickadee

What do Black-capped Chickadees have in common with Lewis & Clark?


They cache food! These birds cache single seeds in sites such as: bark, dead leaves, clusters of conifer needles, and knot holes. Food may be cached in hundreds of different locations. Birds remember and retrieve food up to 28 days later.

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A group is called a “banditry” or a “dissimulation” of chickadees.