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White Breasted Nuthatch

Larry Trupp

Winnipeg, Canada

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Captured in Birdshill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon EOS Rebel XTI w Sigma APO Macro 150mm Macro lens Shutter speed 1/320 AV 6.3 ISO 400 Focal Length 360mm

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….

If you turn up the sound you can here their song HERE

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