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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Aves > Passeriformes > Sittidae

Names in different Languages

GermanCarolinakleiber
EnglishWhite-breasted Nuthatch
FrenchSittelle à poitrine blanche
SpanishTrepador pechiblanco

Description

A common acrobatic bird able to walk head down along tree trunks. Slightly larger and more common than its cousin the Red-breasted Nuthatch.

How to Identify

The belly of this Nuthatch species is completely white, different than to Red-breasted Nuthatch. The black stripe from beak over the head back to the neck is the second criteria. Different to woodpeckers, the bird is able to walk head down on tree trunks and on the bottom of branches.

Where When to Spot

The species is quite common and it can be observed all year long in parks around Montreal.

Photos

Observations

2022-10-16Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-05-25Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-05-01Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-30Parc Angrignon
2022-04-22Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-04-15Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-10Parc Angrignon
2022-02-26Parc Mont-Royal
2019-10-26Parc Angrignon
2019-05-08Parc Angrignon