The Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla is
a small (approx. 3.5 inch) songbird found in pine
forests throughout the Southeastern United States.
The bird, like other nuthatches, possesses a sharp
black nail-like beak, which it uses to pound open
seeds. It is a frequent visitor to feeding stations
and is highly fond of sunflower seeds and suet
Bold and inquisitive, this bird is readily approachable
by humans. The bird is frequently observed using
a small chip of bark held in its beak to dig for
insects, and may be to only North American bird
to display the skills of utilizing "tools."
This species of nuthatch sports a brown cap with
narrow black eyeline and buff white cheeks, chin,
and belly. Its wings are bluish-gray in color.
A small white spot is found at the nape of the
neck. The bird's call is a sharp whee-hyah sounding
very similar to a "rubber duck" toy
and particularly is loud for a bird its size.
They also make softer "pit pit pit"
calls while in flight as well as other squeaking
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