Sittidae – Nuthatches & Wall Creepers

Sitta Pygmaea – Pygmy Nuthatch

Sitta Pygmaea, known to be Pigmy nuthatches are regular residents of long-needle pine forests in western North America, and they have a particular fondness for ponderosa pine, which is one of the species’ favorite trees. The Pygmy Nuthatch is the tiniest member of the North American nuthatch in the Sittidae family, a little over an […]

Sitta Carolinensis – White-Breasted Nuthatch

In temperate North America, the white-breasted nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis in Latin, is a tiny songbird of the nuthatch family. It has a big head, a short tail, a robust beak, and strong feet. Blue-gray upper parts and a chestnut lower belly. Its nine subspecies differ largely in body plumage color. Quick Overview: Sitta Carolinensis – […]

Sitta Canadensis – Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis, the red-breasted nuthatch, have blue-grey upperparts and cinnamon underparts, a white neck and face, a straight grey bill, and a black crown. Its cry is high-pitched and nasal, like a tin trumpet. A permanent inhabitant, it irrupts further south when its food supply runs out. Vagrants have been reported as far south as […]

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