Sitta carolinensis

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Noun1.Sitta carolinensis - bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breastSitta carolinensis - bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
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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In descending order, these were dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli), ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula), Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus), and brown creeper (Certhia americana).
Conversely, cavity-nesting White-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis) were more abundant in the burned site.
The Mountain Chickadee (Parus gambeli) is absent, Pygmy Nuthatches (Sitta pygmaea) are less abundant, and White-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis) are more abundant than in Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine forests (Tallman el al., 2002).