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World's oldest chickadee documented near Pillager, Minn.

An 11-year-old chickadee made its way back again to a licensed bird bander in Pillager. Michael North tells the Star Tribune a combination of luck and skill helps the songbird outlast its competition
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An 11-year-old chickadee made its way back again to a licensed bird bander in Pillager. Michael North tells the Star Tribune a combination of luck and skill helps the songbird outlast its competition

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