What Is the Official Bird of Maine?


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The official state bird of Maine is the black-capped chickadee, says StateSymbolsUSA.org. The state legislature designated the black-capped chickadee as the official state bird in 1927.

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The black-capped chickadee's scientific name is Poecile atricapillus, and it is a small bird found in the northern part of the United States as well as in Canada. This bird does not migrate out of its habitat and is commonly found in forests and suburban areas. The black-capped chickadee is known for its high energy, social demeanor and distinctive call. This chickadee is only about 5 inches in length, is mainly brown and black with a short bill and a long tail, according to Maine.gov.

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