white-breasted nuthatch


Definition of white-breasted nuthatch

: a common nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) of America east of the Rocky mountains that has a black head, largely bluish gray upper parts, and the underbody mostly white

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First Known Use of white-breasted nuthatch

1808, in the meaning defined above

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“White-breasted nuthatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-breasted%20nuthatch. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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