They are found in southern Canada, south to northern Florida and Mexico.
They live in deciduous forests, parks and suburbs with large trees.
They are a small bird with a black cap and a gray-blue back and wings. They have a white face, breast and belly.
They are common at bird feeders all winter.
They creep down trees headfirst looking for insects, nuts and seeds.
They build their nest in tree holes, lining it with fur, grass, and bits of bark. Female lays 5-9 white eggs with reddish spots.
Species: S. carolinensis
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