Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Red-breasted Nuthatch is one of the two Nuthatch species seen around Montreal. Energetic, acrobatic small bird feeding on conifer seeds in winter and insects in summer.
How To Identify
Two characteristics allow to distinguish this species from them more common White-breasted Nuthatch. First, the Red-breasted Nuthatch belly's is reddish and secondly, the bird has a black stripe from the beak over the eye to the neck. It is an acrobatic bird able to walk head down on tree trunks and on the bottom of branches.
Where and When to Spot
In Montreal The Red-breasted Nuthatch is rarer than the White-breasted Nuthatch. The only sighting in Montreal occured in winter in Montreal Botanical Garden.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
300.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length 420mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250s
Saturday, July 22, 2017
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 600mm
Shutter Speed 1/1600s