Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Code 4

RBNU

Code 6

SITCAN

ITIS

HEAD

Red-breasted Nuthatch Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Striped, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-breasted Nuthatch Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11 cm (4.5 in)
  • Weight: 11 g (0.4 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Pale rust-brown
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-breasted Nuthatch Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak fluttering flights of short duration, with rapid wingstrokes followed by brief folding of wings to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with gray and white edging.
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray
  • Under Tail: Pale rust-brown
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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