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Habitat/plant communities used by the White-breasted nuthatch

The White-breasted nuthatch uses Oak woodlands as well as coniferous forests.

Closed Cone Pine Forest

Lodgepole Pine Forest

Central Oak Woodland

Yellow Pine Forest

Northern Oak Woodland

Southern Oak Woodland

Mixed Evergreen Forest

Riparian

Red Fir forest

Range of the White-breasted nuthatch


The White-breasted nuthatch lives throughout California excluding the high Sierras central valley and desert regions.

The White-breasted nuthatch is not a long distance migrantDiet of the White-breasted nuthatch

The White-breasted nuthatch eats mainly arthropods gleaned from the bark of trees. This high protein diet is mainly used in spring during the breading period. They also pick nuts form conifer cones and acorn and stash some for winter. They seem to defy gravity in their ability cling easily to the underside of branches or move down a vertical tree branch in pursuit of insects and other arthropods.



Niche filled by the White-breasted Nuthatches

The White-breasted nuthatch fills a similar niche as the woodpecker. They eat arthropods from tree bark and nuts. They even cache stores for winter.

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Blue Oak - Quercus douglasii loses leaves in winter - grid24_12
Nuthatch likes big open trees.
White Breasted Nuthatch on Pine limb. - grid24_12
A White Breasted nuthatch scurrying upside down.
White Breasted Nuthatch watching the camera. - grid24_12
A White Breasted Nuthatch watching me.
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A picture of a White-Breasted Nuthatch at the birdbath.
White Breasted Nuthatch - grid24_12
A White Breasted Nuthatch trying to figure out the birdbath.
An old photo of White Breasted Nuthatch - grid24_12
The White-breasted nuthatch is not a long distance migrant
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