Red-breasted nuthatch

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Red-breasted nuthatch Sitta canadensis

Nuthatches (Sittidae family)

Small songbirds often in mixed flocks in woodlands. Cling to bark with legs & feet-can climb sideways or head-down. Eat insects, but in winter can consume seeds or nuts.


  • Dark eye-line & white eyebrow
  • Plain blue-grey above
  • Pale orange below
  • Short tail with white pattern.
  • Often perches on twigs Length: 4.5 inches
  • Have long sharp bills