Nuthatch Sitta Europaea

Nuthatch
Nuthatch
The Nuthatch, also called the Eurasian Nuthatch (a corruption of its old name nut-hack), has a kingfisher shape with long beak and short tail. It also has a blue (blue-grey rather than turquoise) back and russet front (the western Eurasian adult has a russet front; juveniles and the Siberian race have a pale whitish front). It has a black eye-stripe from shoulder to beak making the beak look extended and a white chin. The Nuthatch is usually seen upside down (or the right way up if you're a nuthatch) and usually walks head first down tree trunks.
NuthatchNuthatch pairs are rarely seen together; usually one will eat first, followed by the other after.
NuthatchLike a Jay or Squirrel, the Nuthatch will take several nuts and hide them in various places.
2-headed Nuthatch The rare Double-headed Nuthatch!
2-headed Nuthatch The rare Double-headed Nuthatch!
Nuthatch The underside of the tail is mottled russet and white
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Nuthatch pair
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Nuthatch Depositing (hiding) sunflower kernels
Nuthatch Collecting more
Nuthatch Juvenile with pale front
Nuthatch in snow Resident all year round
Nuthatch The bandit mask and white chin
Nuthatch The "wrong" way up
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