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White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis


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.


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

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Cool bird!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Beautiful colors!!

CourtneyVerk 12 years ago

Thanks AdamRiley

CourtneyVerk 12 years ago

Thank you Birding For Fun!

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 12 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 12 years ago

Great bird, well captured!

CourtneyVerk 12 years ago

Thank you, Saarbrigger!

Saarbrigger 12 years ago

Nice pictures.

CourtneyVerk 12 years ago

Thank you Sachin Zaveri and alicelongmartin!

alicelongmartin 12 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 12 years ago

Nice pose,

KarenL 12 years ago

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

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Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

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

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