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Red Breasted Nuthatch

Leisa  Hennessy

St Thomas, Canada

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Artist's Description

A characteristic bird of spruce and fir forests, the Red-breasted Nuthatch makes periodic irruptions out of its normal range when winter food supplies are low. During those years, it may be found along the Gulf Coast and even in the desert washes of northern Mexico.

Description

Small nuthatch.
Eyebrow white with black stripe through eye.
Top of head black.
Back gray.
Underparts reddish.
Climbs down trees headfirst.
Size: 11 cm (4 in)
Wingspan: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
Weight: 8-13 g (0.28-0.46 ounces)

Sex Differences

Top of male’s head black, female’s blue-gray. Female is paler underneath and has a narrower eyestripe.

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