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Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
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Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

General Description: Brown-headed Nuthatches (Sitta pusilla) are small birds with a dark, blue-gray back, a white front, a brown cap, and a white spot on the back of the head. The bill is long, straight, and heavy for such a small bird. This species is similar in appearance to the Pygmy Nuthatch found around Las Vegas.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Sittidae, Sittinae.

Where to Find: Don't look for Brown-headed Nuthatches around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in pine forests the southeastern US

Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) If you were a tasty little bug, this might be the last face you ever see!
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Tiny bird on a palm tree
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Note brown cap
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Note white spot on back of head
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
Note white spot on back of head
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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