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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Description:

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a small passerine, measuring 4.5 in (11 cm) in length, with a wingspan of 8.5 in (22 cm)and a weight of 0.35 oz (10 g). Its back and uppertail are bluish, and its underparts rust-colored. It has a black cap and eye line and a white supercilium (eyebrow). Sexes are similarly plumaged, though females and youngsters have duller heads and paler underparts.

Habitat:

It breeds in coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. Though often a permanent resident, it regularly irrupts further south if its food supply fails.

Notes:

Photographed in our balcony.

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Spotted on Sep 29, 2012
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