Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)

After an absence of about 2 years since a nestling was killed in the nest built in a pine snag at my place, they have finally returned to entertain me again. These birds sound like squeeky toys as they hunt for insects beneath the bark of live and dead pines. They create nests in cavities of dead trees or you can provide a nest box for their use.

“Tool use in birds is rare, but the Brown-headed Nuthatch will use a piece of bark as a lever to pry up other bark to look for food.”


Shown on the snag of Florida Native Plant: LONGLEAF PINE TREE (Pinus palustris)

My take:

Take 2: In the Bird World, do Brunettes Have More Fun?



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