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Red-breasted Nuthatch

My Saturday Bird this week is the Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). The species breeds in coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. It regularly migrates irruptively, with both the number migrating and the wintering locations varying from year to year.

This individual was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the winter.

 

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6 replies on “Red-breasted Nuthatch”

We get White-breasted as well as the Red-breasted but most of the time the Red-breasted is more common apart from last winter when all the Red-breasted Nuthatches disappeared. It must have been a winter when they have an irruptive migration.

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