About this objectNuthatches forage on tree trunks and branches. They have very strong feet and claws and are one of the few birds able to climb down a tree trunk head first.
Nuthatches are very much tree-dwellers, feeding among the branches and nesting in holes in the trunks. If the entrance to a hole is too large, they will reduce its size using mud. This prevents larger birds from reaching the eggs. Nuthatches eat invertebrates including insects and in winter also eat seeds. Insects or nuts which are too large to swallow are wedged in cracks and hammered into smaller pieces with the bird’s bill. They also store food in cracks in bark or under stones for later use.
MeasurementsWing: 8.2 cm
Tail: 4.3 cm
Bill: 2.2 cm
Credit LineDr A H Foster
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