Similar Species- Red-breasted Nuthatch
A monotonous peeping: pwee-di
Resident from southern interior British Columbia, northern Idaho, western Montana, central Wyoming, and southwestern South Dakota, south to northern Baja California, southern Nevada, central and southeastern Arizona, central New Mexico, extreme western Texas, extreme western Oklahoma, and south in mountains to central Mexico. An uncommon bird in Idaho.
Feeds on insects such as wasps, ants, beetles, moths, and grasshoppers, but may also eat spiders and pine seeds.
Nests in natural or excavated cavity in tree or standing snag; may nest in post. Social throughout year. Often found in association with Yellow-rumped Warbler, Plain Titmouse, or Mountain Chickadee. Travels in small family groups after nesting season. Family groups form larger, loose flocks in fall and winter. Winter groups average 5-15 individuals, forage as a flock, and roost communally within group territory. Individuals forage on outer branches and twigs as well as along tree trunks.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
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