white-breasted nuthatch

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Related to white-breasted nuthatch: dark-eyed junco, red-breasted nuthatch
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Noun1.white-breasted nuthatch - bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breastwhite-breasted nuthatch - bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
nuthatch, nutcracker - any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
genus Sitta, Sitta - type genus of the Sittidae
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The White-breasted Nuthatch is a small bird, 13 centimeters long with a short, slightly upturned bill, grey upperparts, black crown and nape and, yes, a white breast.
In Oregon, White-breasted Nuthatch is strongly associated with mature Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana) trees (Marshall and others 2003), and populations have declined with loss of large, open-grown oak stands (Hagar and Stern 2001).
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White-breasted Nuthatch and Eastern Wood-pewee) associating negatively, and Pine/Oak species (e.
In descending order, these were dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli), ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula), Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus), and brown creeper (Certhia americana).
Much larger than its cousin the red-breasted, a white-breasted nuthatch has a black cap, white face, and slaty blue-gray back.