White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

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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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  1. (c) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region, some rights reserved (), https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/6869438631/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitta_carolinensis

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