The Nuthatch, Sitta europaea, is a small passerine bird belonging to the family Sittidae. They have relatively large heads, short tails, and powerful bills and feet.

It is blue-grey above, whitish below and with chestnut brown on its sides and under its tail. It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill, and short legs. The Nuthatch nests in holes or crevices.

Nuthatches are omnivorous, eating mostly insects, nuts and seeds.

Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta