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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Description:

Red-breasted Nuthatch enjoying some suet.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard

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2 Comments

CarvingFool
CarvingFool 7 years ago

"Funny" story about this one - I had had the White-breasted Nuthatch in the yard for a while, and hadn't really paid close attention. Then I noticed that one's breast seemed a little redder than others, but not nearly as red as the Red-breasted Nuthatch in the guide books. It was really much more buff than red. Then I took a look back through pictures from about a month earlier, and sure enough, my little Red-breasteds had been around for a while! Teaches me to not just assume about the species because one is more common and has been around for a while!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting!

CarvingFool
Spotted by
CarvingFool

Maryland City, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Feb 14, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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