Brown-headed Nuthatch
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General description.

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is a bird of southern pine forests; one may travel for miles without seeing a single individual and then discover a company of a score or more. The Brown-headed Nuthatch passes most of its time among the upper branches uttering a pit-pit as it hunts for food, or all suddenly joining in a metallic tnee-tnee-tnee, when they are apt to take flight to the adjoining trees. The Brown-headed Nuthatch head is brown; the nape has a downy white patch. The Brown-headed Nuthatch is the smallest nuthatch, and like other nuthatches travels down trees headfirst.

Female appearance.

Similar

Breeding habits.

Monogamous.

Population and distribution.

The Brown-headed Nuthatch n from Florida to southern Delaware and southern Missouri; a Permanent Resident.

Nesting habits.

The Brown-headed Nuthatch nest is in a hole in a tree or stump, generally near the ground; 5-6 white, heavily marked eggs being laid in March.

Buying feeders.

The brown-heded nuthatch will eat sunflower seeds, inset, suet and other seeds from feeders.
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