My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Nuthatches


Nuthatches

Order: Passeriformes Family: Sittidae
Nuthatches are small woodland birds. They have the unusual ability to climb down trees head first, unlike other birds which can only go upwards. Nuthatches have big heads, short tails and powerful bills and feet. There are 2 Michigan species.

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis

White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis

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