Popular with birders, the Folkmanis® Mini Chickadee features soft printed fabric skin with black, yellow, and white markings. It is the state bird of Massachusetts and Maine.
The Black-Capped Chickadee (Penthestes atricapillus) was adopted as the official State Bird by the Massachusetts Legislature on March 21, 1941. It is also known as the titmouse, tomtit, and the dickybird, and it is one of the most familiar of the North American birds.
Maine's legislators chose the bird to represent us, they weren't overly concerned with specificity. They chose simply to designate “the chickadee” as Maine's State Bird… despite the fact that two species of chickadee — the Black-capped and the Boreal — can be found in Maine.