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Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Sitta tephronota

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Large and powerful nuthatch with strong legs and a long, heavy bill. Note the bold black eye stripe that broadens behind eye. In direct comparison with Western Rock Nuthatch, Eastern is much bigger and heavier. Similar to Western Rock Nuthatch, Eastern Rock Nuthatches use rocky, mountainous habitats. Vocalizations similar to Western Rock Nuthatch, but louder and deeper.

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