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Siberian Chickadee

Siberian Titmouse, Siberian Tit, Alaska Chickadee, Gray-headed Chickadee

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Illustration of a Siberian chickadee perched on a tree branch

Poecile cinctus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: cinctus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr. poikilos colorful
La. cinctus encircled, wreathed

A large chickadee, about five inches long. Dark brown crown and nape. Sooty black throat. White sides of the head and neck widening to the back of the neck. Dusty brownish gray back, wings and tail. Light gray underside. Similar to Boreal and Black-capped Chickadees.

Siberian chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in Arctic areas of eastern Siberia, Scandinavia, Canada, and central and northern Alaska.

They forage in trees, shrubs and on the ground for insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit.

Siberian chickadees build nests of grass, plant down, wool and hair in abandoned and natural cavities of trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet in forests near streams. They will nest in properly sized birdhouses in the right places.

Females lay six to ten, more or less, white, sometimes speckled eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

Visit the Siberian Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Siberian Chickadee Birdhouse

The Siberian chickadee birdhouse is the same as for brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches and chestnut-backed chickadees.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor and a 9″ inside floor to ceiling height. The entrance hole is 1 1/8″ diameter and is located 7″ above the floor.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws.

View and print the siberian chickadee nest box plans.

Siberian Chickadee Birdhouse Plans

Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use these boxes.

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Siberian Chickadee

Siberian Titmouse, Siberian Tit, Alaska Chickadee, Gray-headed Chickadee

Poecile cinctus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: cinctus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr. poikilos colorful
La. cinctus encircled, wreathed

Illustration of a Siberian chickadee perched on a tree branch

A large chickadee, about five inches long. Dark brown crown and nape. Sooty black throat. White sides of the head and neck widening to the back of the neck. Dusty brownish gray back, wings and tail. Light gray underside. Similar to Boreal and Black-capped Chickadees.

Siberian chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in Arctic areas of eastern Siberia, Scandinavia, Canada, and central and northern Alaska.

They forage in trees, shrubs and on the ground for insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit.

They build nests of grass, plant down, wool and hair in abandoned and natural cavities of trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet in forests near streams. They will nest in properly sized birdhouses in the right places.

Females lay six to ten, more or less, white, sometimes speckled eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

The Siberian chickadee birdhouse is the same as for brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches and chestnut-backed chickadees.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor and a 9″ inside floor to ceiling height. The entrance hole is 1 1/8″ diameter and is located 7″ above the floor.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use this box.

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Visit the Siberian Chickadee Birdhouse Page

Siberian Chickadee Birdhouse

View and print Siberian chickadee birdhouse plans.

View/Print Plans

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

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Siberian Chickadee

Siberian Titmouse, Siberian Tit, Alaska Chickadee, Gray-headed Chickadee

Poecile cinctus

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Poecile
Species: cinctus

La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. parum too little
La. parus titmouse, tomtit

La. -idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. poecile painted
Gr. poikilos colorful
La. cinctus encircled, wreathed

Illustration of a Siberian chickadee perched on a tree branch

A large chickadee, about five inches long. Dark brown crown and nape. Sooty black throat. White sides of the head and neck widening to the back of the neck. Dusty brownish gray back, wings and tail. Light gray underside. Similar to Boreal and Black-capped Chickadees.

Siberian chickadees inhabit coniferous and mixed forests year around in Arctic areas of eastern Siberia, Scandinavia, Canada, and central and northern Alaska.

They forage in trees, shrubs and on the ground for insects, their eggs and larvae, seeds and fruit.

They build nests of grass, plant down, wool and hair in abandoned and natural cavities of trees and stumps from near the ground up to twenty feet in forests near streams. They will nest in properly sized birdhouses in the right places.

Females lay six to ten, more or less, white, sometimes speckled eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another three weeks.

The Siberian chickadee birdhouse is the same as for brown-headed and pygmy nuthatches and chestnut-backed chickadees.

It has a 4″ by 4″ floor and a 9″ inside floor to ceiling height. The entrance hole is 1 1/8″ diameter and is located 7″ above the floor.

Ventilation openings are cut into the floor and under the roof. A hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws. Drill countersunk pilot holes in primary work pieces and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces to reduce wood splitting.

Mount nest box on a tree trunk or hang from a tree limb from chest level to just out of reach, higher if necessary.

Place a few chips (not sawdust) on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

If you mount a winter bird warmer and occasionally lift the lid in cold weather, you may see several cuddling chickadees and possibly with nuthatches.

Nuthatches and other chickadees may use these boxes.

Visit the Chestnut-backed Chickadee Birdhouse Page.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee Birdhouse

View and print the chestnut-backed chickadee nest box plans.

View or Print Plans

Visit the Winter Bird Warmer Page.

Winter Bird Warmer

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