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Category:Nucifraga - BirdForum Opus

Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
Photo by pavlik

Genus: Nucifraga


Nutcrackers occur in both Eurasia and North America.
They have long, pointed bills and both species are primarily dependent on the seeds of large-seeded pines during autumn, winter and early spring, which they store in large quantities. They also feed on other tree nuts, and in the summer, also invertebrates, eggs, and other animal food. They are noted for their remarkable long-term spatial memory connected to their food storage.


Nucifraga is a genus in the family Corvidae, with three species accepted.
It is sister-taxon to the genus pair Coloeus-Corvus.

Genus Nucifraga viewedit
N. columbiana Clark's Nutcracker
N. caryocatactes Eurasian Nutcracker
N. multipunctata Large-spotted Nutcracker


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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Pages in category ‘Nucifraga’

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