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Sexes and juveniles alike
This is a polytypic species consisting of three subspecies:
Found in coniferous forests, especially of Douglas fir, and mixed and deciduous woodlands. Visits backyard feeders.
It nests in cavities, using fur and hair from deer, rabbits or coyotes. The clutch consists of 5-8 eggs.
The diet includes insects, invertebrates, conifer seeds and fruit.
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