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Female White-breasted Nuthatch

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

This looks to be a female White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) – can you determine why? The crown stripe on this bird is gray rather than the solid black of a male. This lovely lady inquisitively watched me for a moment before continuing to forage with what seems to me to be a tad higher than average numbers of the species in our region.

White-breasted Nuthatch female tree-0099

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator