White Breasted nuthatch

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Picture from Cornell Ornithology Labs: All About Birds

  • Largest Nuthatch, large head and stout neck
  • Gray blue back, white face and under parts, lower belly and under the tail are chestnut
  • Black or gray cap makes this bird look like it is wearing a hood
  • Agile birds, they turn sideways as well as upside down on trunks as they forage
  • Habitat: Woodland, deciduous trees, and can be found in some coniferous trees
  • Local Sightings: Cynwyd Heritage Trail, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Shortridge Memorial Park