Nuthatch



[nuht-hach] /ˈnʌtˌhætʃ/

noun
1.
any of numerous small, short-tailed, sharp-beaked birds of the family Sittidae that creep on trees and feed on small nuts and insects.
/ˈnʌtˌhætʃ/
noun
1.
any songbird of the family Sittidae, esp Sitta europaea, having strong feet and bill, and feeding on insects, seeds, and nuts
n.

mid-14c., probably so called from its habit of breaking open and eating nuts; from nut + second element related to hack (v.) and hatchet.

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