Friday, July 29, 2022

White-Breasted Nuthatch

There are 29 species of nuthatch and I've now seen three of them. I've previously blogged on the red-breasted nuthatch which I saw on Prince Edward Island in Canada and I've seen the white-breasted nuthatch on the bird feeder in our backyard in California. It has light blue-gray upperparts, whitish underparts with a reddish tinge on the lower abdomen, and males have a black crown and nape. 

They are found throughout most of the U.S., down though most of the center of Mexico and up into large parts of mostly southern Canada, although it gets close to Yukon Territory. 

1 comment:

  1. This is a very cute bird, but 23 nuthatch species to go? I can't say that I'm super excited.