Home > Maine > Information > States
Maine State Flag

State of Maine


Maine State Map Icon
Official Maine state bird.
Maine State Bird

Name: Black-Capped Chickadee

Binomial Name: Poecile atricapilla

Adopted: Legislation of 1927
The Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus or Poecile atricapillus) is a small passerine songbird in the tit family Paridae.

They have a black cap and bib with white sides to the face whereas their underparts are white with rusty brown on the flanks and their back is grey. They have a short dark bill, short wings and a long tail.