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Clark's Nutcracker

Nucifraga columbiana

Description:

Clark’s Nutcrackers are the size of a jay but the shape of a crow, with short tails and rounded, crestless heads. The bill is long, straight, and sharp-tipped. Clark’s Nutcrackers are pale gray birds with black wings. In flight, the wings show large white patches along the trailing edges (secondaries). The tail is black in the center with broad white along either side. Nutcrackers have black bills, legs, and feet.

Habitat:

Feeder at Santa Fe Ski Area in pineforest at 10,000 ft.

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2 Comments

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 8 years ago

Thanks, Gator.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

nice series :)

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 2, 2014

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