White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Chickadee
Common Name : White-breasted Nuthatch
Scientific Name : Sitta carolinensis
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The White-breasted Nuthatch has upperparts with a blue-grey colour, with white underparts with a reddish tinge towards the area around the legs. The males have a black crown and nape, whereas the females are dark grey. The wings contain streaks of black with white outline. The face is white and they have a sharp, pointed bill and a short tail. Some have a black streak coming from the eyes.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 6.1 inches (15.5cm)

Weight: 0.63 – 1.06oz (18-30g)

Wingspan: 7.9 – 10.6 inches (20 – 27cm)

Behavior :

These birds are typically quite noisy, often vocalizing of whistling. These birds eat insects and seeds, and build their nests within the cavities of trees. The creep along the trunks and branches of trees, foraging for food. They defend their nests with sweeping.

Social Organization :

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a very territorial bird, either living alone or with its pair. It will chase away any other birds or Nuthatches.

Approval Level : None; The White-breasted Nuthatch is a common species.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

These birds are small and unable to fight back once in the jaws of a predator.

Training Level : General;

These birds are commonly found, making them good beginner practice on hunting tiny birds.

Hunting Tactic : Tiny Birds
Food Quality : Low; Little meat contained within the bird. Flesh is rich but not plentiful.

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