Pygmy Nuthatch Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Pygmy Nuthatches are tiny songbirds with short, square tails, large, rounded heads, and straight, sharp bills. The legs are short and the wings are short and broad.

    Relative Size

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

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