The Red-breasted nuthatch, tanager or striped nuthatch, banded-bellied nuthatch, whose scientific name is Dendrocolaptes picumnus.
It is a bird of the family furnariidae, native to tropical America, distributed from southern Mexico to northwestern Argentina and southern Paraguay.
Red creeper characteristics
It is like a woodpecker, with a size between 24 to 30 cm long.
Its beak is straight and strong, with blackish tones, the plumage is brown, striped with beige tones. On the chest the color is yellowish, reddish or beige, with ochre stripes.
The belly is striped. The back is reddish brown. The rump, wings and head are brown. It lives in forests and savannahs.
Feeding, behavior and reproduction
The breeding season is approximately between November and January, the parents take care of their young until their feathers are strong.
It is a little-studied species, although it has been monitored, there is no concern about the danger of extinction.
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