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White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

Description:

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly.

Notes:

These quirky little birds make a noise similar to a dogs "squeak toy"

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12 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Cool bird!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful colors!!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thanks AdamRiley

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you Birding For Fun!

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 9 years ago

Very Nice. I can never seem to get these guys to stay still long enough to get a shot like that. Well done.

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 9 years ago

Great bird, well captured!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you, Saarbrigger!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Nice pictures.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you Sachin Zaveri and alicelongmartin!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Now that is a good picture, has the right light and you can even see all of it's bill!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice pose,

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Love these guys! I just wish they were better at posing!

CourtneyVerk
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CourtneyVerk

Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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