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    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)