|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This picture was taken at the Kasprowicz park in Szczecin city.|
The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe, where it is often referred to just as the Nuthatch. Like other nuthatches, it is a short-tailed bird with a long bill, blue-grey upperparts and a black eye-stripe. It is a vocal bird with a repeated loud dwip call. There are more than 20 subspecies in three main groups; birds in the west of the range have orange-buff underparts and a white throat, those in Russia have whitish underparts, and those in the Far East have a similar appearance to European birds, but lack the white throat.
The preferred habitat is mature deciduous or mixed woodland with large, old trees, preferably oak. The adult male of the nominate subspecies, S. e. europaea is 14 cm (5.5 in) long with a 22.5–27 cm (8.9–10.6 in) wingspan. It weighs 17–28 g (0.60–0.99 oz).
PL – kowalik (kowalik zwyczajny, bargiel) – gatunek niewielkiego, osiadłego ptaka z rodziny kowalików (Sittidae) przy dziupli.
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