Red-breasted Nuthatch Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Scientific Name:  Sitta canadensis

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Photo by Wolfgang Wander
Image by V.J. Anderson

Red-breasted Nuthatches mainly live in coniferous forests, but are also attracted to shade trees.  They eat insects like beetles, caterpillars, spiders, and ants.  They nest in cavities in trees.

For more information go to Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Website

Also visit the Audubon Society’s on-line field guide that includes information about the impact of climate change on Red-breasted Nuthatches.