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  • Their distinctive "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" song makes these winter-loving birds easily the most recognizable. Though their normal call is actually fee-bee, and the famous chick-a-dee-dee-dee is an alarm call. The number of "dees" depends on the predator!.

    The chickadees are a group of North American birds in the tit family. Species found in North America are referred to as chickadees, while other species in the genus are called tits.

    They are small-sized birds overall, usually having the crown of the head and throat patch distinctly darker than the body. They are at least 6 to 14 centimetres (2.4 to 5.5 inches) in size.

    The Chickadee (specifically the black-capped chickadee is the official bird for the states of Massachusetts and Maine.

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