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Big Bend NP--Sam Nail Ranch
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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

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Smaller than White-breasted Nuthatch with bold black-and-white head stripes and reddish-orange underparts (males are brighter than females). Creeps along tree trunks and branches, often upside down. Prefers coniferous forests. Nomadic; their numbers fluctuate from year to year. Visits feeders.

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