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Species Code: PARU
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This Chickadee is common in coniferous forests throughout western Washington, and in moist, dense conifer forests at higher elevations in eastern Washington.
All zones in western Washington (except Permanent Ice/Snow) and Ponderosa Pine and Oak zones in eastern Washington were core. In most zones, good habitats were low-density development, conifer forests, mixed forests, and wetlands. Adequate habitats were mid-density development, hardwood forests, hardwood dominated wetlands, and alpine parkland west of the crest.
In eastern Washington, the Chestnut-backed Chickadee is more restricted to wetter forest zones and locally more mesic sites within drier zones (such as ravines and north-facing slopes). In the mid-elevation forest zones of eastern Washington, Mountain Chickadees tend to be in dry, open conifer forests, and Chestnut-backed Chickadees are more common in wetter, closed forests. In western Washington, the widespread presence of wet coniferous forests results in the Chestnut-backed Chickadee being the most abundant chickadee outside the Puget Trough.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
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