Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of Nuthatchs from the family Sittidae.

The nuthatches constitute a genus, Sitta, of small passerine birds belonging to the family Sittidae. Characterised by large heads, short tails, and powerful bills and feet, nuthatches advertise their territory using loud, simple songs. Most species exhibit grey or bluish upperparts and a black eye stripe.


Nuthatches are omnivorous, eating mostly insects, nuts and seeds. They forage for insects hidden in or under bark by climbing along tree trunks and branches, sometimes upside-down. They forage within their territories when breeding, but they may join mixed feeding flocks at other times. Their habit of wedging a large food item in a crevice and then hacking at it with their strong bills gives this group its English name.



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Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensisRed-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensisRed-breasted Nuthatch straddling the pine bough - Algonquin Park