Mountain Chickadee

Poecile gambeli

Summary 2

The Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is a small songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. Often, it is still placed in the genus Parus with most other tits, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data and morphology suggest that separating Poecile more adequately expresses these birds' relationships (Gill et al., 2005). The American Ornithologists' Union has been treating Poecile as a distinct genus for some time.

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iNat Map

1. kingdom Animals
2. class Birds
Color black, grey, white