Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)


red breasted nuthatch

red breasted nuthatch

Redbreasted Nuthatch

Information: The little guys here sometimes sound like mini-wood peckers as they will strike the bark on the trees I’m assuming digging for bugs. They love varied types of birdfeed and I often see them wandering down taking penuts out of the mix. They will fly to a sunflower seed feeder as well and act like chickadees in which they steal the nut and quickly fly away.


Cornell’s page on Redbreasted Nuthatch

Birds commonly confused with the Red-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Pygmy Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch


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