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Red-breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch
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Red-breasted Nuthatch Information

Length: 4.5"

Coniferous forests, preferring habitat that includes spruce, fir, or cedar. Also found in mixed coniferous/deciduous woodlands.

Winter habitat is the same for resident population.

Birds that move southward may also frequent deciduous woods, orchards, parks, and suburban areas.
Diet: During breeding season, mostly bark insects and spiders and their larvae, especially beetles. Nestlings are also fed insects. In the winter, seeds of coniferous trees and sedges.
Red-breasted Nuthatch ID TipsIdentification tips for the Red-breasted Nuthatch
Songs and calls of Red-breasted Nuthatch
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
R-Breasted Nuthatch Breeding Map R-Breasted Nuthatch Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photos, video, description, biology, range, habitat, threats, and conservation. (From Wildscreen Archive)




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