National Geographic : 1934 May
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Ua alVaUaaLItCV lJ l1. JVl1- ly n alv alrlllattly tillr -- c1llUl ll tatallat lbL THE NUTHATCH IS A TOPSY-TURVY BIRD Up or down trees it runs, often clinging to the bark upside down. The habit of opening nuts with its sharp bill, to vary an insect menu, won for it the common name. Most familiar to bird lovers is the white-breasted form (lower left, female and male). Above are the brown-headed (left) and pygmy nuthatches (right). The red-breasted nuthatch (center) ranges south in numbers from Canada and the Northern States in years when pine seeds are abundant.