Length: 5 - 6 "
Habitat: Typically, mature deciduous forests; also mixed woodlands. Prefers forest edges or open woodlands.
Diet: Insects and their larvae, such as leaf beetles, tree hoppers, ants, gypsy moth larvae, and tent caterpillars; spiders. In winter, seeds and mast.
Song and calls of White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatches favor black oil sunflower seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, peanuts (whole or hulled), and suet. They especially enjoy suet containing peanut butter.
These birds will come to tube feeders, hoppers, platform feeders and suet cages.
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)