Canada Nuthatch

Adults have blue-grey upperparts with reddish underparts; they have a white face with a black stripe through the eyes, a white throat, a straight grey bill and a black crown. This bird is smaller than the White-breasted Nuthatch.

The Canada Nuthatch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

the tiny tin trumpet of the Canada Nuthatch, the wiry notes of the Hudsonian Chickadee, the screeching calls of wandering Whiskey Jacks, to say nothing of the more familiar notes of Robins, Flickers, and Crows, all these and others fell upon the ear with more or less frequency, but back in the woods from dawn to sunset, you were rarely if ever out of hearing of some Peabody song, some Olive-backed Thrush, or some member of the ubiquitous and tireless tribe of Vireos. More

Canada Nuthatch, which can be found in many parts of North America, including our home town of Calgary, throughout the year. Along with its attractive appearance and pleasing personality, the Canada Nuthatch is an enterprising species known for quickly scanning large trees working in a top-down fashion and finding food that other bottom-up tree foragers, such as the woodpecker, would miss. More

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Original source: Walter Siegmund (talk)
Author: Walter Siegmund (talk)
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sittidae
Genus : Sitta
Species : canadensis
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766