Red-breasted Nuthatch

Nuthatch ( Sitta canadensis)

The Nuthatch ( Sitta canadensis ) is a bird with blue-gray top, reddish base, a white face with black eye stripe, white throat, black crown and a gray beak. The call of this bird sounds like a small trumpet. The Nuthatch breeds in the coniferous forests of Alaska, Canada and the northeastern and western United States. He timbers a nesting hole in dead wood. The entrance of the nest is smeared with pitch. The food consists of insects and seeds, particularly the conifers. In their search for food, he also climbs headfirst down tree trunks or catches insects in flight. In Western Europe, the Nuthatch is a rare Irrgast.