Brown-headed Nuthatch

Sitta pusilla

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Code 4

BHNU

Code 6

SITPUS

ITIS

HEAD

Brown-headed Nuthatch Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: White with gray wash.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Brown-headed Nuthatch Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 10-13 cm (4-5 in)
  • Weight: 11 g (0.4 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Buff
  • Underparts: Pale Buff
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: No Data

FLIGHT

Brown-headed Nuthatch Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak fluttering flight of short duration, with series of rapid wing beats followed by wings pulled in to sides, repeated.
  • Wingspan Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray
  • Under Tail: Pale Buff
  • Leg Color: Black
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