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Nesting Habits of the Black-Capped Chickadee

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The Black-Capped Chickadees build nests of moss and other rough materials, lining the nests with fur and other similar items. Though the chickadee prefers to build a nest in dead trees and branches, it will also use bird boxes.

After the nest is built, the female Black-Capped Chickadee lays 6-8 somewhat round eggs which are white with small reddish brown spots. The eggs hatch within 12-13 days, and the Black-Capped Chickadee chicks leave the nest within 14-18 days.

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