Pygmy Nuthatch Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A tiny bird with a relatively large, rounded head, no discernible neck, and a straight, sharp bill. The legs are short, the wings are short and broad, and the tail is short and square.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a White-breasted Nuthatch; slightly larger than a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 3.5-4.3 in (9-11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (9-11 g)