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Nuthatch

nuthatch

(Science: ornithology) Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as the European species (Sitta Europaea). The white-breasted nuthatch (S. Carolinensis), the red-breasted nuthatch (S. Canadensis), the pygmy nuthatch (S. Pygmaea), and others, are American.

Origin: OE. Nuthake. See Hack.


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Re: The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox

... of the word "species". Your semantical paradox fails. 2 - I don't use the word "bird" for this very reason. It calls to mind a nuthatch being born from a velociraptor egg or some such ridiculousness. Instead I examine a linear progression of genetic change in organisms that ...

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