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Pygmy Nuthatch

Sitta pygmaea

The Pygmy Nuthatch is a noisy, gregarious bird that can be found in long needled coniferous forests of temperate North America. These birds travel in groups of extended family members, often the group size is six or more. Members of these extended families will help feed and raise the breeding pair’s offspring, defend territory, and feed brooding females. These birds have been observed roosting in cavities with many dozen other members (even a hundred or more). More common are groups with about 15 members.

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