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White-Breasted Nuthatch


White-Breasted Nuthatch
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Copyright: Carmelynn Cole (CarmCole) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 14] (102)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-27 19:06
Viewed: 24972
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-breasted Nuthatches are mostly nonmigratory birds that frequent deciduous woodlands across North America. These agile tree climbers can actually creep down a tree trunk. Primarily solitary and territorial, White-breasted Nuthatches are a common and fairly tame bird at feeders.

Description: At six inches in length, the White-breasted Nuthatch is the largest nuthatch in North America. It has a large bill that is either straight or slightly upturned. Males have a black cap and black band on their upper mantle; on females, these characteristics may be dark gray. The upperparts of White-breasted Nuthatches are blue gray, with blackish coverts and flight feathers. On the eastern form of the White-breasted Nuthatch, the black tertials are clearly marked with pale gray edges. The undersides are predominantly white, with a buff wash on the vent and belly. The outer tail feathers are black with a white band that is obvious in flight.

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Bonjour Carmelynn
J'aime bien la photo de cette sitelle a poitrine blanche qui ne manque pas de beaux détails. Les couleurs sont très jolies et la pose de l'oiseau est bien caractéristique d'une sitelle.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

I love these little guys. You didn't happen to shoot this at Stiglmeier Park did you? Great Shot.


Tom

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