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Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonica
Flight call description A short, high "tssp".
Fig.1. New York June 3, 1989 (WRE).
Bird in short flight.
Diurnal calling sequence:
1. New York June 3, 1989 (WRE). Bird in short flight with Nashville Warbler, Hermit Thrush, and Vesper Sparrow song in the background.
Similar species Similar to Black-capped Chickadee but shorter, higher, and more monotone.
Behavior Irruptive migrant. Presumably a nocturnal migrant but also seen in morning flight, presumably limited resumed migration. Calls regularly in short diurnal flights. Not known to give flight call at night.