Nuthatches

Discover interesting facts about nuthatches, the acrobatic birds known for their unique foraging behavior. Learn about their feeding habits, nesting habits, and how you can attract these charming birds to your backyard.
✔ White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is an agile little bird with clean black, gray, & white markings. Feeds on insects & large, meaty seeds, creeping along trunks & large branches, probing into bark furrows with their straight, pointed bills. Like other nuthatches, they often turn sideways & upside down on vertical surfaces as they forage. They don’t lean against their tails the way woodpeckers do. Found in mature woods & woodland edges, visits feeders. Year-round in Arkansas. Woodpeckers, Bird, Bird Species, Nuthatch, Woodpecker, Bird Watching, Species, Tree Bark, Birds

✔ White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is an agile little bird with clean black, gray, & white markings. Feeds on insects & large, meaty seeds, creeping along trunks & large branches, probing into bark furrows with their straight, pointed bills. Like other nuthatches, they often turn sideways & upside down on vertical surfaces as they forage. They don’t lean against their tails the way woodpeckers do. Found in mature woods & woodland edges, visits feeders. Year-round in Arkansas.

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