Brown-headed Nuthatch
Sitta pusilla
The Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) is a year-round resident of pine woodlands in the southeastern United States. The species ranges as far west as east Texas. During the non-breeding season, the species often travels in noisy little flocks which may sound like squeaky rubber ducks as they give their high-pitched piping call notes. During the nesting season, however, usually a pair of birds is found together. Like other nuthatches, Brown-headed Nuthatches are active little birds which sometimes crawl down a tree trunk head first. The first 9 shots on this page were taken in the Angelina National Forest, Jasper Co., Texas, in June, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.