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Length 11Â·5â€“13 cm (4Â½-5 in)
 Similar Species
Very similar to Black-capped Chickadee. Can be separated by voice but some individuals can learn the wrong song. These two hybridize in a narrow zone of contact.
Southeastern quarter of the United States.
An additional subspecies impiger is generally considered invalid.
Open deciduous and mixed forests, woodland clearings and edges and suburban backyards.
The diet includes spiders, insects, seeds, and fruits.
It nests in holes lined with moss and fur. The clutch consists of 3-10 eggs.
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