Tree Clinging

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis
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Length: 5 in. (11 cm )
Distinctive in its ability to walk down tree trunks head first, the small Red-breasted Nuthatch is readily identified. It occurs in mature coniferous forest and high altitude aspens where it feeds on insects from the bark and, during the winter, on pine cone seeds. Its nest is in a cavity dug out of a rotting branch or stump.

The four-digit banding code is RBNU.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Oliver Niehuis


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Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-breasted-nuthatch

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Red-breasted Nuthatch. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-breasted-nuthatch

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Dr. Biology. "Red-breasted Nuthatch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-breasted-nuthatch

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Dr. Biology. "Red-breasted Nuthatch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-breasted-nuthatch

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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