Sittidae - nuthatches
There are 25 species of birds in this family. They are small, stocky birds between 3.5 and 7.5 inches in length. They have long pointed wings; short square tails; and straight, thin, pointed bills. Most species are gray or bluish-gray on their uppersides and white or brown below. Males and females look alike. They are found in North America, Europe, and Asia. They are found in forests where they climb up and down on tree trunks probing for insects in the bark. They can even climb down trees head first! They get the name nuthatch from the way they sometimes stick a seed in a crevice in tree bark and open it with their bills. They may also eat nuts, small fruits, and berries..
World Status Key
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered
Extinct in the Wild Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.
US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game