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White-breasted Nuthatch -
(Sitta carolinensis)



  • Small songbird
  • Grey back, white below
  • Beak angles slighly upward
  • Top of male's head black, female's grey
  • 5-6" (13-15 cm.)


  • Deciduous forest, parks, residential areas

Additional Information

  • Common resident
  • Goes headfirst down tree trunks
  • Nests in tree cavities
  • Hoards food in caches
  • Common species on KVR

Comparable Species

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch

Profile of a white-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch heading upside-down on a branch 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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