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Nuthatches and Wall Creepers: Sittidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Red-breasted Nuthatch (sitta Canadensis): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, WALL CREEPERS NUTHATCHES AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (Sitta canadensis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NUTHATCH (Sitta europaea): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Nuthatches and wall creepers are distributed throughout North America, Eurasia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australasia (region consisting of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the neighboring islands of the South Pacific).

They inhabit mostly coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forests and woodlands, while others live in rocky scrublands.


People do not have any direct, significant relationship with nuthatches and wall creepers, other than the enjoyment that birdwatchers receive from viewing them. They often nest in birdhouses built by people and eat out of provided feeding stations.


Two species in this family are considered Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction; two species are considered Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction; and two species are considered Near Threatened, in danger of becoming threatened with extinction.

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