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Nuthatches – small woodland birds

Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

Nuthatches are small woodland birds. They have the unusual ability to climb down trees head first, unlike other birds, which can only go upwards.

Nuthatches have big heads, short tails and powerful bills and feet.

The nuthatch is a plump bird about the size of a great tit that resembles a small woodpecker.

It is blue-grey above and whitish below, with chestnut on its sides and under its tail.

It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill and short legs.

There are 24 species worldwide and 3 species are in Azerbaijan.

 

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