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White-Breasted Nuthatch

Published January 25th, 2012

One of the other bird types I caught over the weekend. There was probably twenty of these at my feeder over the hour or two I was watching.

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. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.

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Like other nuthatches, the White-breasted Nuthatch forages for insects on trunks and branches, and is able to move head-first down trees. - http://btl.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Birds/G0000siiiKQWB5KU/I0000Ajg43L3nK0o

  • January 22nd, 2012
  • Canon EOS rebel T3i
  • 300mm / f/6.3 / 1/640 sec
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Thought this was a nice pose :) - http://btl.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Birds/G0000siiiKQWB5KU/I00009BGKS3xKk1s

  • January 22nd, 2012
  • Canon EOS rebel T3i
  • 300mm / f/6.3 / 1/640 sec

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