Brown-headed Nuthatch Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Brown-headed Nuthatch is a tiny, compact bird. It appears rather round thanks to its short tail, legs, and neck. It also has a chisel-like bill that looks a little too big for its body.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Golden-crowned Kinglet, smaller than a Tufted Titmouse.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.9-4.3 in (10-11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3 oz (10 g)
      • Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)