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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
2009-07-15 14:41:32

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) lives in the woodlands across much of North America. It is a small, stocky songbird which measures 5"“6 inches long. Its wingspan is 8-11 inches in width, and it has a powerful bill and strong feet but only weighs in at 0.64"“1.06 ounces. The approximate lifespan of this particular nuthatch is two years, but it has been recorded to live as...

Krpers Nuthatch
2009-02-27 14:42:24

The Krüper's Nuthatch (Sitta krueperi) is a species of nuthatch found in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. It occurs in Turkey, Georgia, Russia and on the Greek island of Lesvos. It inhabits pine forest at lower altitudes, and it is also found in spruce, fir, cedar and sometimes juniper forests at higher altitudes. In Turkey it is abundant in Turkish pine. In the Caucasus region the bird...

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
2008-12-18 21:40:48

The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea), is a species of bird that is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist mountains. This bird has been separated into two distinct subspecies. The...

Pygmy Nuthatch
2008-12-18 21:15:07

The Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), is a tiny songbird that ranges from southern British Columbia south through a variety of regions throughout the western United States, and into central Mexico. Its habitat is pines, Douglas-firs, and other coniferous trees. It is very similar to the Brown-headed Nuthatch of the southeastern U.S., however, their ranges do not overlap. It is 10 inches long...

Red-breasted Nuthatch
2008-12-18 21:04:14

The Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), is a small songbird found in coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. They are also found as far south as Baja California, Mexico. They are mainly resident but more northerly birds may migrate further south into the United States if the food supply fails. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe and one...

Blue Nuthatch
2008-10-18 12:55:33

The Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea) is a species of bird that is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountains. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a part of the Sittidae family of nuthatches. Photo Copyright and Credit

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
2008-10-18 12:50:12

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is a small passerine bird found in southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to South China and Indonesia. Its habitat is all types of woods, although open evergreen forest is optimal. This bird has a typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is about 5 inches in length. It is violet-blue above, with lavender cheeks,...

Eurasian Nuthatch
2008-09-11 16:12:32

The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae. This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch. It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. The Eurasian Nuthatch...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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