Friday, September 28, 2018

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

This is my second animal post in a row where the animal is on a big spread of green grass in a very public space (the last post was on woodchucks which I saw on Parliament Hill in Ottawa). This red-breasted nuthatch was in the middle of downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 
I don't recall seeing one before, although they do have a range that covers most of the U.S. However, their preferred range is northern and subalpine conifer forests. 
It has a black cap and eyeline, a white supercilium (eyebrow) and throat, rust-colored underparts, and a back and uppertail that are bluish/gray. It has a a short, pointed black bill. 

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