Definition of nuthatch
: any of various small tree-climbing chiefly insectivorous birds (family Sittidae and especially genus Sitta) that have a compact body, a narrow bill, a short tail, and sometimes a black cap
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A red-breasted nuthatch even showed; a late holdover from the winter.
Of those, the most common are wrens, titmice, chickadees, bluebirds, house sparrows, nuthatches, fly catchers, tree swallows, woodpeckers, kestrels, wood ducks, barn owls and screech owls.
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NUTHATCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nuthatch for English Language Learners
: a small bird with a narrow beak and short tail
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Definition of nuthatch for Students
: a small bird that creeps on tree trunks and branches and eats insects
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