Nuthatches

These small and stout birds with big heads are part of the Sittidae family. They are able to travel head first down trees; using their extremely strong legs and feet help them cling to the trees.  They have bills similar to the woodpecker but lack the stiff bracing tail feathers of the woodpecker.  The sexes are alike.  They eat insects, seeds and nuts and nest in tree cavities.

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