brown body covered with white spots; long sharp bill (Finland; 2008-09-13)

Spotted Nutcracker
Nucifraga caryocatactes

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: Eurasia's counterpart of North America's Clark's Nutcracker; inhabits coniferous and mixed forests where it gathers and then either immediately eats or caches acorns, hazelnuts, and ther such goodies; highly distinctive plumage, body size, and body shape; no sexual dimorphism.