White-Breasted Nuthatch II

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Hanging on my wall for weeks, this painting of a White-Breasted Nuthatch was begging for a touch up. I’ve learned quite a bit more about White-Breasted Nuthatches since creating this piece, and have become a more skilled birder in general.

With an upturned bill, larger foot, and bold chestnut patches highlighting its back flanks, the bird of this painting more accurately represents a White-Breasted Nuthatch than the subject of my earlier post. Chestnut highlights are a key feature that sets the White-Breasted Nuthatch apart from similar species found in North America, such as the Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown-Headed Nuthatch, and Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

I love revisiting paintings with a fresh eye!