State of Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Bird
Name: Black-Capped Chickadee
Binomial Name: Penthestes atricapillus
Legislation of 1941
The Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus or Poecile atricapillus) is a small passerine songbird in the tit family Paridae.
They have a black cap and bib with white sides to the face whereas their underparts are white with rusty brown on the flanks and their back is grey. They have a short dark bill, short wings and a long tail.