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Clark's nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana

Clark's nutcracker
Clark's nutcracker

Size: 12 inches
Overall Color: gray and black and white
Occurrence: coniferous forest
Diet: pine nuts, insects, eggs, nestlings, fruit
Nest: cup stick nest in tree
Field Identification: gray body, black wings and upper tail, white underneath tail, black bill
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 52 Corvidae (crows,jays,ravens,magpies,nutcrackers)
Genus: Nucifraga
Species: columbiana

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