Brown-headed Nuthatch

Mnemonic description of song

Rubber ducky (high pitched, 2-syllable squeaky sound)
kit-kit-kit …
ki-dit, ki-dit

What do we know about brown-headed nuthatch song?

  • Unclear if rubber duck and other vocalizations are songs or calls (Slater et al. 2020)

How and when is song acquired?

  • No information found.

How can we facilitate learning?

  • No recommendation made since it is not clear if they sing and not known how their vocalization is acquired.


Norris, R. A. (1958b). Comparative biosystematics and life history of the nuthatches Sitta pygmaea and Sitta pusilla. University of California Publications in Zoology 56:119-300.

Slater, G. L., J. D. Lloyd, J. H. Withgott, and K. G. Smith (2020). Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.