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Eurasian nuthatch

Sitta europaea


The Eurasian nuthatch or wood nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe, where its name is the nuthatch. Like other nuthatches, it is a short-tailed bird with a long bill, blue-grey upperparts and a black eye-stripe. It is a vocal bird with a repeated loud dwip call.


The preferred habitat is mature deciduous or mixed woodland with large, old trees, preferably oak. Pairs hold permanent territories, and nest in tree holes, usually old woodpecker nests, but sometimes natural cavities.


Photos taken @ Bikodze, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Dijana Serhatlic
Dijana Serhatlic 4 months ago

Thank you, I am glad you like it ;)

remkinloch 4 months ago

One of my all time favourite birds, haven't seen one for 2 decades since I lived in the UK, so thank you for sharing. I always loved how they run straight down trees as easily as other birds go up!

Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 44.51, Long: 18.47

Spotted on Mar 29, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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