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Clark's Nutcracker

Nucifraga columbiana


12-13" (30-33 cm). Pigeon-sized, with flashing black, white, and gray pattern. Light gray, with dark eye and long, sharply pointed bill. Black wing with large white wing patch at trailing edge; black tail with white outer tail feathers. Face white from forehead to chin; belly white. Crow-like flight.


Near Santa Fe Ski Lodge in pine forest of Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 10,000 ft.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014

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