April 11, 2013

White-breasted nuthatch

White-breasted nuthatch by ricmcarthur
White-breasted nuthatch, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
I love the positions these birds get into. Looks like they are doing yoga.
It is a small bird, just under 6 inches(15cm) in length. It has a black cap and beady black eyes on a white face.
They have a bit of chestnut colour on the undertail coverts.
The call is a distinctive ,nasal, yank,yank,yank.

We get them in our yard year round.

Sitta carolinensis

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