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In my backyard in the SF Bay Area, CA this morning. Eating black oil sunflower seeds. Thank you!

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Yes, this is a Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Central Californian Coast subspecies). Note the small and compact appearance, short, thin bill, dark brown cap and bib, white cheek, chestnut back, and gray body. Most Chestnut-backed Chickadees also have chestnut flanks, but the ones that live in the Central Californian Coast have gray flanks and a mostly gray tail.

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Thank you!! The one thing that made me doubtful was that it didn't have chestnut flanks. But you clarified that. Thanks again!

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