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White-Breasted Nuthatch

Length: 5-6 inches Song: wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee
Wingspan: 9-11 inches Behavior: They are in solitary or in pairs and they are sociable in nonbreeding season.
Weight: 0.7 ounces Breeding: Monogamous. Solitary. Sometimes known to form small colonies.
Habitat: Forest, open forest, forest edge. Population: Common in deciduous woodlots and in mixed coniferous deciduous trees in the North and the West.
Migration: Nonmigratory Feeders: Nuts, seeds, spider, and insects.
Appearance: Has blackish blue tertials, blue-gray upperparts, white patches on a blue-black tail, has white underparts, white face and breast and long and black bill.
Interesting Facts: The White-Breasted Nuthatch sleeps in the head down and tail up position. This bird is threatened to habit loss so it could become extinct.

Compiled by Spencer and Jonathan, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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