Red-breasted Nuthatch

Jet Eliot

Red-breasted Nuthatch, California Red-breasted Nuthatch, California

A songbird of the United States and Canada, the red-breasted nuthatch is a widespread visitor to forests as well as feeders throughout its large range.

They are migrants or year round visitors depending on the climate.  (See map below.)

Four nuthatch species occur in the U.S. and Canada (red- and white-breasted, pygmy, and brown-headed), and 28 species live around the world.  World nuthatch info here, including a description and image of each species.

In California we have the red-breasted nuthatch year round, and right now I am hearing them every day.  For such a little bird their voice carries far.

Sitta canadendis are only 4.5 inches (11 cm) long.  They eat insects in the summer, and conifer seeds in the winter.  More info here.

Most of their time is spent on tree trunks, used in numerous ways:  to forage for insects; wedge a hard seed…

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