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White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
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White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

General Description: White-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis) are small black, gray, and white birds with a long, straight, heavy bill. Nuthatches forage on tree trunks, usually walking down the trunk looking for bugs behind flakes of bark. Watch for the black eye on a white face.

Males have dark black on the head, while females and juveniles are more gray.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Sittidae, Sittinae.

Favored Habitat: Forests.

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Where to Find: Higher elevation areas from the Pinyon-Juniper zone up to treeline. The canyon above Willow Springs at Red Rock Canyon NCA has lots of pinyon pines, and most areas on Mt. Charleston have trees.

Comments:

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) If you were a tasty bug or a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
White-breasted Nuthatchs have a rusty red rump
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
It is not uncommon to see White-breasted Nuthatchs foraging on the underside of a branch
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
This little guy flew into a window, but after a few minutes, he flew off into the trees
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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