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Eurasian nuthatch


The Eurasian nuthatch reaches a body length of 12 to 14.5 cm. The body is stocky with a large head, very short neck and short tail. The beak is long, pointed and grey in colour. The upperparts are blue-grey and the underparts white to ochre or rusty-red in colour, depending on the subspecies. There are large white spots on the uppertail coverts, which are always reddish brown. The Eurasian nuthatch has a black eye stripe. The cheeks and throat are white. The iris is black and the legs are orange-yellow.


Closely tied to forests with old stands of trees.

The text is a translation of an excerpt from Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleiber_(Art)). On wikipedia the text is available under a „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ licence. Status: 17 November 2021