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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It was a White-breasted Nuthatch. I was going to write 'it was of course...' but desisted as the autocorrect was so ham-fisted that it was only my addiction to Daily Telegraph cryptic crosswords that got me through.
Four of the bird species I detected, (Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, and White-breasted Nuthatch) were listed as vulnerable by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Table 1).
All six species, Blackcapped Chickadee (N = 83, [X.sup.2] = 166.4, df = 3, P < 0.001), Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor, N = 38, [X.sup.2] = 45.7, P < 0.001), White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis, N = 48, [X.sup.2] = 11.6, P = 0.009), House Finch (N = 106, [X.sup.2] = 19.4, P < 0.001), American Goldfinch (N = 96, [X.sup.2] = 35.8, P < 0.001), and House Sparrow (N = 49, [X.sup.2] = 62.1, P < 0.001), had differences in the frequency of visits to a seed variety after adjusting to the seed variety being in a new position (Table 1, see Fig.
Species negatively associated with RDA 1 include flycatchers (e.g., Eastern Wood-pewee and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher), bark-gleaners (e.g., Brown Creeper and White-breasted Nuthatch), and other common forest passerines (e.g., Summer Tanager, Tufted Titmouse, and American Goldfinch).
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).
Through the Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife Program Nest Box Project, which began in 1982, 205 nesting boxes are provided on post for western bluebirds, bats, purple martins, wood ducks, American kestrel and white-breasted nuthatch.
There are precise illustrations of a great blue heron, pileated and red-bellied woodpeckers, a snowy owl, the brilliant black and orange of a Baltimore oriole, a white-breasted nuthatch, a Lincoln's sparrow, a barred owl, a couple of shearwaters and a Cooper's hawk.
In contrast, 7 species (Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Hooded Warbler) were at least 1 standard deviation below their historical mean.
The red-breasted nuthatch (left) is the most colorful one and the white-breasted nuthatch (below) is the biggest.
I watch a white-breasted nuthatch corkscrew down the trunk, gleaning the mites and insects I had seen hidden among the bark.
The oak savannah and woodlands are home to the acorn woodpecker, vesper sparrow and white-breasted nuthatch, birds whose habitat has dwindled to almost nothing in the Oregon landscape, said Soll.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis): Frequent backyard visitor; often seen climbing down trees head first.