The red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis
) is a year-round resident throughout Canada and the western mountain regions and upper Appalachian Mountains of the United States, but it can be found throughout the United States in the winter months. Easily recognized by its boldly striped head and the red wash to its flanks, this nuthatch is active and perky, and will easily visit seed feeders and suet blocks in backyards. Very bold birds, they are unafraid of humans and can even be hand-fed by patient birders.
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