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Mexican chickadee        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Mexican chickadees, as their name implies, are largely restricted to Mexico and are found in the US only in the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona.   They live in mountain conifer forests and can be identified fairly easily by their extensive black bib (bigger than other chickadees) and gray flanks.   Behaviorally they are much like other chickadees. These were photographed in the Pinery Campground area.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2019)