Sitta canadensis

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Noun1.Sitta canadensis - bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breastSitta canadensis - bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
nuthatch, nutcracker - any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
genus Sitta, Sitta - type genus of the Sittidae
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(Penthestes) 2 Sitta canadensis 1 Sitta pygmaea 3 Regulus sp.
The most predominant species on burned sites were redheaded (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (26%) and Lewis' woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) (53%), while the predominant species on unburned sites were red-breasted nuthatches (Sitta canadensis) (25%) and hairy woodpeckers (Picoides villous) (50%).
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis): Walks head first down trees; has a broad back line across and a white stripe above the eye.