Clarks Nutcracker

Other Names: Clark's Crow, Woodpecker Crow

Distribution: discontinuously throughout the western United States, north to British Columbia.

Clarks Nutcracker distribution range map

Description:

Size: 27-30 cm in length, with a 44-48 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Light gray overall, with a flashing black, white, and gray pattern on the wings. There is a large white patch at the trailing edge of the wings, and the tail is black with white outer tail feathers. The face is white from forehead to chin; the rump is white. The beak and legs are brown to black and the eyes are black.

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Clarks Nutcracker

Clarks Nutcracker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
louisiana
manitoba
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
north dakota
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
saskatchewan
south dakota
texas
utah
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Action
hopping
walking
Behavior
flocks
jerks
Markings
eye
plain
Sounds
buzzing
harsh call
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fir forest
riparianorriverforest
shrubs
mountains
fields
Forests
Color
black
blackandwhite
gray
rust
red
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species