Mexican Chickadee
Poecile sclateri
Within the United States, the Mexican Chickadee (Poecile sclateri) is found only in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona and the Animas and Peloncillo Mountains of southwest New Mexico. It is a montane Mexican species that may be quite common in proper habitat within its limited U.S. range as well as in Mexico. It has a larger black bib than most other U.S. chickadees and shows darker flanks. Its voice is also distinctive. The first 4 images on this page were taken in the Chiricahua Mountains of Cochise Co., Arizona, in May, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.