White-breasted Nuthatch

About the White-breasted Nuthatch

Also known as: Devil Downhead, Rocky Mountain Nuthatch, San Lucas Nuthatch, San Pedro Nuthatch, Slender-billed Nuthatch, Tree Mouse, Western Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a stocky species of songbird native to temperate parts of North America. They are year-round residents through their range and a common backyard feeding station visitor.

White-breasted Nuthatches have blueish-grey backs with a white face and breast. They sport black caps which forms a frame around the head. They lower belly is chestnut.

White-breasted Nuthatches feed by foraging on tree trunks and branches. They eat both insects and seeds. Like other nuthatch species, they are able to descend tree trunks head-first.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 02 August 2010
Scientific Name
Sitta carolinensis
  • Passeriformes
  • Sittidae
  • Sitta
  • S. carolinensis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 27 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.75 inches
11 inches
.74 ounces

Range

International Names

Czech brhlík běloprsý
Danish Hvidbrystet Spætmejse
Dutch Witborst-boomklever
Finnish amerikannakkeli
French Sittelle à poitrine blanche
German Carolinakleiber
Italian Picchio muratore pettobianco
Japanese ムナジロゴジュウガラ (kaojirogojuukara)
Norwegian Hvitbrystspettmeis
Polish kowalik karolinski
Russian Белогрудый поползень
Spanish Trepador Pechiblanco
Swedish Vitbröstad nötväcka
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