RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH

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Appearance of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

The male and female Red-Breasted Nuthatch both have a gray back and red underneath, although females tend to be a paler shade of red. Males have black on the top of their heads, while the females have bluish-gray.

A smaller nuthatch, the Red-Breasted Nuthatch reaches 4 inches in length and weighs only ¼ to ½ an ounce.

Geography of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Forest

The Red-Breasted Nuthatch can be found throughout Canada and the United States, though when food is scarce, they may reach the Gulf Coast or even parts of northern Mexico in search of food.

Local Environments of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch

The Red-Breasted Nuthatch prefers to live in pine and coniferous forests where there are an abundance of insects, spiders and other arthropods, though it will live in suburban areas if there are enough of those types of trees in the area.

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