Featured in The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It on 1 Mar 2011
Featured in the Canadiana Group 11 Jan 2011
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Featured in The Birds Group 26 Dec. 2010
Captured in the Assiniboine forest, west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
White Breasted Nuthatch Sitta Carolinensis..Common 51/4 in. (15cm)..Small chubby tree climbers with strong, woodpecker-like bill and strong feet. Short square cut tail is not braced like a woodpecker’s tail during climbing. Nuthatches habitually go down trees head first.
This, is the most wide spread nuthatch, which is known for a black cap (gray in female) and beady black eye on white face. Undertail coverts chestnut.
Range: Most of the Northern Hemisphere.
Food: Bark insects, seeds, nuts, attracted to feeders by suet, black sunflower seeds.
Voice: Song a rapid series of low, nasal, whistled notes on one pitch: whi, whi, whi, whi, whi or who, who etc. Notes of birds in the interior West higher pitched. and given in rapid series. Call a distinctive nasal yank, yank, yank; also a nasal tootoo….
You may hear their song HERESimiliar Species Brown-Headed Nuthatch. Habitat: Coniferous forests; woodlots, groves, river woods, shade trees, often visit winter feeders.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS Av 9.0 Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 400 Focal Length 340mm