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Nuthatch (White-breasted)

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Sitta carolinensis
Nuthatch (White-breasted)


They are found in southern Canada, south to northern Florida and Mexico.


They live in deciduous forests, parks and suburbs with large trees.

Body Traits

They are a small bird with a black cap and a gray-blue back and wings. They have a white face, breast and belly.


They are common at bird feeders all winter.


They creep down trees headfirst looking for insects, nuts and seeds.

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They build their nest in tree holes, lining it with fur, grass, and bits of bark. Female lays 5-9 white eggs with reddish spots.

Nuthatch (White-breasted)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class:  Aves
Order:  Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus:  Sitta
Species: S. carolinensis

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