Chestnut-backed Chickadee House



House sizeInterior floor 4" x 4"
Entrance hole size 1 1/8"
Recommended height above ground between 4 and 15 ft
Made from cedar
About the birds:
LocatedThere are 3 species: Alaska south to northwest California with broad rufous band on flanks; Coastal central California (Marin County) with narrow rufous band on flanks; and Coastal southwestern California (south of San Francisco Bay) with almost no rufous color on flanks.
HabitatLow elevation coniferous and mixed coniferous/deciduous forests
DescriptionHead is dark blackish-brown with white cheeks
Mantle is bright rufous-brown
Wing feathers are dark gray with paler fringes
The underparts are white to pale grayish-white, with rufous or pale gray flanks
FoodLargely insects and other invertebrates gleaned from foliage, some seeds, especially those of conifers and fruit. It will visit bird feeders, including hummingbird feeders, and especially loves suet.
SizeLength: 4.5 to 4.9 in (11.5–12.5 cm)
Wingspan: 7 1/2 to 8 in (19-22 cm)
Weight: 1/4 to 1/2 ounce (8.5–12.6 grams)
NotesChestnut-backed chickadees make nests that are actually about 50% fur and hair. They also make a layer of fur about a centimeter thick which is used to cover the eggs on the nest whenever they leave the nest. It lays 5-8 (sometimes 9) eggs per clutch.
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Dimensions:
Length:8  in(20.3 cm)
Width:8  in(20.3 cm)
Height:15  in(38.1 cm)

 

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