White-breasted Nuthatch

(Sitta carolinensis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

White-breasted Nuthatch

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common year-round resident

Habitat

Deciduous woods, mixed deciduous/coniferous forests, back yards.

Size

5½ to 6 in length

11 wingspan


Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
Similar
Species

 


Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Spring and fall in northeastern Minnesota


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Sittidae (nuthatches)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis)

Inyo White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis tenuissima)

Mexican White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis mexicana)

Rocky Mountains White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis nelsoni)

San Pedro White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis alexandrae)

San Lucas White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis lagunae)

Slender-billed White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis aculeata)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis kinneari)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis oberholseri)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Oct 15, 2013

"Dance of the Nuthatch" This White-Breasted Nuthatch in successfully defending a food source against mammals on three sides at once - two chipmunks and a squirrel - puts on one of the most amazing and unexpected bird dance performances. The complete two-minute "ballet" from arrival to departure illustrates the under-appreciated beauty, grace, strength, and character of the White-Breasted Nuthatch. It contains elements of a defensive dance and a courtship dance that has rarely been filmed. This little bird shows how nature is always full of surprises for even the most jaded observers. A more detailed discussion of this event will be posted in the near future at: http://screech-owls.blogspot.com/

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Published on Feb 17, 2013

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Published on May 7, 2012

Sitta carolinensis

A white breasted nuthatch feeding from the bark of a ponderosa pine tree.

 
     
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Photographed at East Grand Forks, Minnesota (03 July 2003).

 
     
  White-breasted Nuthatch - March 10, 2013
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Published on Mar 10, 2013

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Saturday morning, March 10, 2013, 7:08 AM / 7:09 AM - Canon PowerShot SX260 HS MVI_27487 / MVI_27488; 47 sec.

 
     

 

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