nuthatch FINE ART PRINT
Nuthatches are one of my favourite little birds in Canada. They are shy but also inquisitive. They are a gorgeous blend of blue and orange which is always a gorgeous colour combination. I also love that they can run up and down trees and crouch under branches. They are definitely sweet little birds. My nuthatch fine art print is perfect for all bird and nature lovers. His bright colours will add that something extra to your or a loved ones home.
HERE ARE SOME nuthatch INTERESTING FACTS
- The name nuthatch is derived from nut hacker, reflecting the bird’s method of opening up nuts by jamming them into a crevice then hammering at them.
- Old country names include mud dabbler and mud stopper, both of which note the bird’s curious habit of plastering mud around the entrance hole to its nest
- Unlike treecreepers, nuthatches don’t use their tail for support but rely on the strength of their legs.
- All nuthatches nest in cavities.
- Most nuthatches have different ways to protect their nest cavities from predators. Some species use mud to reduce the entrance size of the cavity. The White-breasted Nuthatch smears blister beetles near the entrance, which is said to smell really bad. The Red-breasted Nuthatch will line the entrance with sticky nifer resin.
- There are four species of nuthatches in North America: the Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch and White-breasted Nuthatch.
- There are at least 20 species around the world, though the number typically goes up to 25 species. The reason for the discrepancy is that not all scientists agree on whether certain nuthatch species should be lumped together or separated. In fact, a study says White-breasted Nuthatches may be four different species.
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