Field Guide/Birds/Sitta carolinensis
|Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)|
These birds are permanent residents, sometimes moving south in winter.
They forage on the trunk and large branches of trees, and are well-known for descending head first, a behavior unique to the white-breasted nuthatch. Their principal diet consists of insects and a few varieties of seeds. They often travel with small mixed flocks in winter.