Birdorable Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Today's new species in our 2019 Birdorable Bonanza is a colorful member of the nuthatch family: the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch!

Nuthatches typically have a muted plumage, with a mix of black, white, and slate often in the mix. This bird doesn't follow that convention, with its aquamarine upperparts, bright red beak, and yellow eye, this bird is a knockout!

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ranges across a variety of forest types throughout southern and central Asia. They are the only kind of nuthatch on Borneo.

Velvet-fronted Nuthatches feed mainly on insects and spiders. Typical for nuthatches, they forage by walking up and down tree trunks in search of food.

Tomorrow we'll add a species of parrot with a fun nickname based on its (lack of) facial plumage. Do you know the bird?

This week, we're excited to spotlight a t-shirt design that's sure to capture the hearts of bird lovers and alphabet aficionados alike — our adorable "N is for Nuthatch" featuring the charming Red-breasted Nuthatch. Known for their acrobatic antics and ability to navigate tree trunks and branches with ease, often moving headfirst downward, the Red-breasted Nuthatch embodies the spirit of curiosity and exploration in the avian world. This Birdorable design celebrates not just a letter of the alphabet but the unique behaviors that make nuthatches a favorite among birdwatchers.

Perched whimsically upside-down on the letter "N," the Birdorable Red-breasted Nuthatch illustrates this bird's distinctive feeding and movement style. It's a playful nod to the natural world, blending the charm of birdwatching with the joy of learning, making it perfect for bird lovers of all ages.

Whether you're a seasoned birder, a parent looking to spark an interest in nature in your children, or simply someone who appreciates the cute and quirky side of wildlife, this t-shirt is a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. It's also an invitation to explore our other alphabet-themed designs, each featuring a different Birdorable bird that brings another letter to life in the most enchanting way, from A is for Avocet to Z is for Zebra Finch.

Available on a variety of apparel options, the "N is for Nuthatch" design is more than just a t-shirt; it's a statement of love for the natural world and the fascinating creatures that inhabit it. So, whether you're out on a birdwatching adventure, enjoying a casual day out, or just lounging at home, let this cute nuthatch accompany you and share a slice of nature's wonder with everyone you meet.

Birdorable N is for Nuthatch T-Shirt
Birdorable Red-breasted Nuthatch

Earlier this year, we added the Red-breasted Nuthatch to Birdorable. Here in northern Illinois, we see these cute little tree-scooters in the winter months. Red-breasted Nuthatches are known for their ability to climb up and down and even zig-zag across tree trunks with no regard for which end is up. They scour trees for insects; they will also feed on conifer seeds and pay visits to backyard feeding stations, where they enjoy suet and nuts. During nest-building, males and females line the outside and inside of the nest cavity with sticky tree resin. It is thought the resin is used to keep out predators or pests. Be sure to check out our selection of cute Birdorable Red-breasted Nuthatch t-shirts & gifts!

The Eurasian Nuthatch is the 98th cute bird that we're adding to Birdorable. You can find all the others on the Meet the Birds page. Just two more and we'll hit number one hundred, which will be a special bird. The Eurasian Nuthatch is a cute little Nuthatch that lives throughout Europe and Asia. It is a common backyard bird in some parts of Europe where it feeds on seeds and nuts. It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the European Nuthatch:

Birdorable Eurasian Nuthatch