Sitta carolinensis carolinensis
English : White-breasted nuthatch
French : Sittelle à poitrine blanche
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sittidae
Notes : 8 other subspecies known
Adults can reach 15 cm in length for a weight of 22.9 g. Long and pointed grey bill. Black crown and nape. Bluish-grey wings and back with black markings. Cheeks, neck, breast and belly snow white, brownish rump.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in south and east Canada, south to Florida and Texas. Species found from central and South Canada, throughout USA, to Mexico. Lives in many kinds of open forests and woodlands, suburban areas, to 3200 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a wide range and is common where suitable nesting sites and habitat occur. The south-Florida population is close to extinction.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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