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State of Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Bird
Name: Black-Capped Chickadee
Binomial Name: Penthestes atricapillus
Adopted: Legislation of 1941
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.
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