Nucifraga caryocatactes

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The spotted nutcracker has a much larger bill and a slimmer looking head without any crest. The feathering over its body is predominantly a chocolate brown with distinct white spots and streaks. The wings and upper tail are virtually black with a greenish-blue gloss. It is one of three species of nutcracker. The most important food resources for this species are the seeds (pine nuts) of various Pines, principally the cold-climate species of white pine with large seeds

Nucifraga caryocatactes

[Linnaeus 1758]

Other names:-- Nutcracker, eurasian nutcracker

Italian name: Nocciolaia




Photos have been taken in Switzerland

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