Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla Scientific name definitions

Gary L. Slater, John D. Lloyd, James H. Withgott, and Kimberly G. Smith
Version: 1.1 — Published August 18, 2021


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We gratefully acknowledge those who contributed information for this account, particularly Jim Cox, Douglas McNair, Bill Pranty, Gary Slater, William Smith, and Peter Yaukey, as well as Edward Fisher, Douglas James, Max Parker, Craig Rudolph, and Brian Taber. Douglas McNair, Gary Slater, Peter Yaukey, Alan Poole, Keith Russell, and Don Kroodsma provided helpful comments on the manuscript. We thank Paul Rodewald for assistance in many aspects of the project. Warren Montague, Joseph Neal, George Bukenhofer, and others facilitated field research. The Cornell Nest Record Program provided data on breeding biology. Sandra Gaunt of the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics at Ohio State University provided sonograms. Alan Poole and other BNA editors kindly provided an enormous amount of patience. JHW thanks Charles Amlaner and the Indiana State University Department of Life Sciences for critical support enabling field research, and Susan Masta for tolerance of long working hours.

Recommended Citation

Slater, G. L., J. D. Lloyd, J. H. Withgott, and K. G. Smith (2021). Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bnhnut.01.1