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Species Code: PAGA
Breeding Range Map
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This species is common in dry coniferous forests throughout eastern Washington, and local in dry forest at high elevations just west of the Cascade crest and on the slopes of Mount Rainier.
Core zones east of the Cascade crest were the Ponderosa Pine, interior Douglas-fir, Grand Fir (Blue Mountains only), Sub-alpine Fir, and Alpine/parkland zones. Peripheral zones east of the Crest were Sub-alpine Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Alpine Parkland. Conifer forests were good habitats; mixed forests were adequate.
Three chickadee species occur in the conifer forests of Washington. The Mountain Chickadee occupies the drier, more open forests, and its range is limited mostly to eastern Washington forest zones. The wetter, closed-canopy forests at mid-elevations in eastern Washington are more suitable to the Chestnut-backed chickadee.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
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