Mexican Chickadee

Mexican Chickadee
Credit: Don Faulkner

Mexican Chickadees have black caps, chins and throats, white cheeks, gray backs and sides, and pale gray undersides.

  • Poecile sclateri
  • Length: (12.5 – 13.5 cm)
  • Weight: (7.5 – 11 g)


Mexican Chickadees live in Mexico and into southern Arizona and New Mexico, and they do not migrate.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Mexican Chickadees in mountain conifer forests feeding mainly on insects from branches and leaves.

Mexican Chickadee Call:


Nests of Mexican Chickadees are made in holes in trees and lined with moss and then animal hair. They lay up to nine eggs, and the female incubates the eggs while the male feeds her.

Fun Fact:

Adults Mexican Chickadees leave crushed beetles outside nest entrances, which may help to stop predators with the chemicals they release.