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Sitta europaea
(A Detachment Of The Passerine Family Popolnenie)


Nuthatch - this title speaks for itself: it means that someone creeps. But so can be said about this bird only people unobservant. Nuthatch not crawling, and running, very cleverly.

This is the only bird able to move the trunk upside down as well as up head. Legs nuthatch strong. The back is bluish-grey; abdomen white mixed with reddish tones. From the beak to the back of his head is a black stripe, and a tail like a lined white thin stripes.

Running, nuthatch constantly sticks its long and sharp beak into every crack, crack, hoping to find a seed or grain. Still loves to eat nuts and acorns. Being Thrifty bird, he carefully folds the spacious nest.


The nuthatch nest is a pantry, which can fit up to two pounds of provisions. Arranged it in the hollow and differs in that entrance, and often even the ceiling and the walls in him to Shine plastered soaked with saliva or water and clay. In this cozy house, especially when the "hand" rich reserves of food, uneasy and bitter cold. Because a well-fed bird is not afraid of the cold. In the first days of spring appear happy pair of birds, which during the month take care of both parents.

Voice nuthatch:

Used in text:
A. Gorbunova. "Migratory and wintering birds of Russia. Thematic dictionary in pictures"
Artist: Catherine Reznichenko


Your comments:

2014-02-06 09:15:48
fairly complete information. But I on the balcony feeds another bird: as bullfinch,but a light beige with a dark head. Who is this?
2013-02-27 16:43:22
A couple of these in my box of fresh lard podkarmlivalsia.))
2012-01-20 20:32:25
Great!Very useful and interesting for children!
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