Tree Clinging

Pygmy Nuthatch

Sitta pygmaea
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Length: 4 in. (11 cm )
Small flocks of this noisy and curious nuthatch roam pine forests, often in the company of woodpeckers, chickadees and warblers. In winter the Pygmy Nuthatch often roosts at night in small groups in the same tree cavity. The nest is a tree cavity lined with plant material, hair and feathers. Food consists of insects, spiders and pine cone seeds.

The four-digit banding code is PYNU.

Female | Jim Burns


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Pygmy Nuthatch
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/pygmy-nuthatch

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Pygmy Nuthatch. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/pygmy-nuthatch

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Dr. Biology. "Pygmy Nuthatch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/pygmy-nuthatch

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