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Extra resources for Birds of West Virginia: A Falcon Field Guide
The breast and face are white, and the black crown merges with the mantle. The bill is long, thin, and upturned at the tip. To forage it creeps headfirst down tree trunks to pick out insects and seeds. The voice is a nasal, repetitive Auk, Auk, Auk. The nuthatch nests in tree cavities high off the ground. The adult male is illustrated. 5” Season: Year-round Habitat: Open coniferous and oak forests The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a small, stubby bird with a large head, short tail, and a long, thin, slightly upturned bill.
The adult is illustrated. indd 21 7/31/12 2:00 PM Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus HAWKS, EAGLES Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles) Size: 10–14”; female larger than male Season: Year-round Habitat: Woodlands, bushy areas The Sharp-shinned Hawk is North America’s smallest accipiter, with a longish, squared tail and stubby, rounded wings. Its short wings allow for agile flight in tight, wooded quarters, where it quickly attacks small birds in flight. Plumage is grayish above and light below, barred with pale rufous stripes.
The facial disk is enclosed by a thin line of darker feathers. Barn Owls are nocturnal hunters for rodents. The call is a haunting, raspy Screeee! The adult male is illustrated. 5” Season: Year-round Habitat: Wooded areas or parks, places with cavity-bearing trees The Eastern Screech-Owl is a small, eared owl with a big head, a short tail, and bright yellow eyes. The highly camouflaged plumage ranges from reddish to brown to gray, depending on the region, but the red form is most common in the East.
Birds of West Virginia: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander