Carolina Chickadee

Photo: Carolina Chickadee//Junior Barnes

   The Carolina Chickadee is one of two chickadee species occuring in Ohio, the other being the Black-Caped Chickadee. Black-Capped Chickadees comprise the northern Ohio chickadee population while Carolina Chickadees dwell in the southern half of the state. Both species are nearly impossible to differentiate except for by call.

   The Carolina Chickadee has a black cap and black chin, with the rest of the head being white. They have gray backs, wings and tail feathers. Their undersides are a a buffy gray or white color. Male and female chickadees look alike.