black-capped chickadee


noun

  1. See under chickadee.

noun

  1. 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.

noun

  1. 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)
n.

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

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