They are found all across North America from Southern Canada south to the middle United States.
They live in mixed forests, open woodlands, and wetlands to suburban areas.
They have a black cap and throat with white cheeks, a gray back, wings and tail and a white belly.
They are very common at feeders all winter. They have a chica-dee-dee-dee call. They form flocks in winter.
They eat insects and seeds.
They stay with one mate (monogamous) their whole lives. They nest in a tree hole. The female builds a nest inside made of moss and soft hairs. The female lays about 6 eggs and warms them (incubates) for almost 2 weeks. The male feeds the female while she nests.
Species: P. atricapillus
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