Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Red-breasted Nuthatch

The Red-breasted Nuthatch (Scientific Name - Sitta canadensis) is a small bird found throughout most of North America as far north as the southern part of the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada.They are found in wooded areas and stick to tree trunks and branches as they forage for insects. They have long pointed bills, short tails and almost no neck. They have blue-grey backs and rusty underparts. The head is distinct with a black cap and stripe through the eye and a white stripe above the eye. Photos taken in Abbotsford, British Columbia in December 2014 (at feeder) and at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, British Columbia in October 2015.

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