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Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches and Creepers

Chickadees and Titmice - Family Paridae

Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Found in woodlands and wooded suburbs. Low Conservation Concern.

Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions. Found in woodlands and wooded suburbs. Lowest Conservation Concern.

Nuthatches - Family Sittidae

Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis. Uncommon and erratic in winter, spring, and fall in all regions. Found in coniferous and mixed pine-hardwood woodlands. Lowest Conservation Concern.

White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis. Breeder. Fairly common in all seasons in Tennessee Valley and Mountain regions. In Inland Coastal Plain, rare in all seasons. Occasional in Gulf Coast region.  Found in deciduous woodlands. Lowest Conservation Concern.

Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla. Breeder. Common in all seasons and regions, but local in Tennessee Valley region. Found in open pine forests. Low Conservation Concern.

Creepers - Family Certhiidae

Brown Creeper Certhia americana. Uncommon in winter, spring, and fall in Tennessee Valley and Mountain regions. In Gulf Coast region, uncommon in fall and rare in winter and spring. In Inland Coastal Plain, rare to uncommon in winter, spring, and fall. Found in woodlands. Low Conservation Concern.

References Cited:

Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One.  A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL. 209 pp.

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