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White-breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta carolinensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch
Photo © Don DesJardin
White-breasted Nuthatch Information
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.
White-breasted Nuthatch ID TipsIdentification tips for White-breasted Nuthatch
Songs and calls of White-breasted Nuthatch
Preferred Bird Feeder Food

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.
Range Maps:
W-Breasted Nuthatch Breeding Map W-Breasted Nuthatch Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:
White-breasted Nuthatch
Photos, range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. (From Animal Diversity Web)
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