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Chickadees in Winter
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12/18/2011
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Black-capped Chickadees are well equipped to survive winter temperatures.

 

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How do Black-capped Chickadees manage to survive the rigors of winter at high latitudes? For survival, chickadees have three things going for them: they’re insulated, they’re active, and they have a good memory. Thanks to a half-inch coat of feathers, the Black-capped Chickadee maintains its body temperature at 100° Fahrenheit, even when the air is 0°.


 
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