Nutty About Nuthatches: Test Your Knowledge!

brown-headed nuthatch

How many nuthatch species occur in North America?

a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five

Answer: c) Four nuthatch species occur in North America: white-breasted, red-breasted, brown-headed, and pygmy. White-breasted is the most common and widespread, red-breasted is found in northern and western forests, brown-headed is limited to the southeastern United States, and pygmy is a resident of western mountains. About 25 nuthatch species exist throughout the world.

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