March 23, 2017

Chickadee

Not a large selection of birds this time of year, so I take what I can get.
This chickadee was good enough to pose for me.

Poecile atricapillus

According to Cornell Lab of Ornithology, every autumn Black-capped Chickadees allow brain neurons containing old information to die, replacing them with new neurons so they can adapt to changes in their social flocks and environment even with their tiny brains.
Not sure how they figured that out.

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