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[chik-uh-dee] /ˈtʃɪk əˌdi/

any of several North American birds of the genus Parus, of the titmouse family, especially P. atricapillus (black-capped chickadee) having the throat and top of the head black.
any of various small North American songbirds of the genus Parus, such as P. atricapillus (black-capped chickadee), typically having grey-and-black plumage: family Paridae (titmice)

black-capped titmouse, 1834, American English, echoic of its cry.


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