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Red-breasted Nuthatch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 6, 2012
ID : B13K4981 [4896 x 3264]

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9331 [3888 x 2592]

Red-breasted Nuthatch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pinos Altos, NM
GPS: 32.9N, -108.2W, elev=6,990' MAP
Date: December 13, 2007
ID : 7768 [3888 x 2592]

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pinos Altos, NM
GPS: 32.9N, -108.2W, elev=6,990' MAP
Date: December 13, 2007
ID : 7742 [3888 x 2592]

Red-breasted Nuthatch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pinos Altos, NM
GPS: 32.9N, -108.2W, elev=6,990' MAP
Date: December 13, 2007
ID : 7751 [3888 x 2592]

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pinos Altos, NM
GPS: 32.9N, -108.2W, elev=6,990' MAP
Date: December 13, 2007
ID : 7752 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, is a small songbird.

Adults have blue-grey upperparts with reddish underparts; they have a white face with a black stripe through the eyes, a white throat, a straight grey bill and a black crown. This bird is smaller than the White-breasted Nuthatch.

Their breeding habitat is coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States south to Baja California (Mexico)[verification needed]. They excavate a nest in dead wood, often close to the ground. They smear the entrance to their nest with pitch.

These birds are often permanent residents, but they regularly migrate into the southern United States if the food supply fails. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe, and one bird successfully overwintered in Great Britain.

They forage on the trunk and large branches of trees, often descending head first, sometimes catching insects in flight. They mainly eat insects and seeds, especially from conifers.

The call is like a tin trumpet. It is similar to that of the White-breasted Nuthatch, but higher in pitch.



                                     




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