The pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) is a tiny songbird, about 10 cm (4 inches) long and about 10 grams in weight. It ranges from southern British Columbia south through various discontinuous parts of the western U.S. (northwest U.S., Sierra Nevada range, southern Rockies, etc.), to central Mexico. It is usually found in pines (especially ponderosa pines), Douglas-firs, and other conifers. Pygmy nuthatches clamber acrobatically in the foliage of these trees, feeding on insects and seeds; less often they creep along limbs or the trunk like bigger nuthatches.

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  • The pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) is a tiny songbird, about 10 cm (4 inches) long and about 10 grams in weight. It ranges from southern British Columbia south through various discontinuous parts of the western U.S. (northwest U.S., Sierra Nevada range, southern Rockies, etc.), to central Mexico. It is usually found in pines (especially ponderosa pines), Douglas-firs, and other conifers. Pygmy nuthatches clamber acrobatically in the foliage of these trees, feeding on insects and seeds; less often they creep along limbs or the trunk like bigger nuthatches. Pygmy nuthatches nest in cavities in dead stubs of conifers, lining the bottom of the cavity with pine-cone scales, plant down, and other soft plant and animal materials. They may fill cracks or crevices around the entrance with fur; the function of this behavior is unknown. The female lays 4–9 eggs, which are white with fine reddish-brown spotting. She does most of the incubation, which lasts about 16 days. The young leave the nest about 22 days after hatching. This species is highly gregarious. A nesting pair may have other birds as helpers. Outside the breeding season, this bird wanders in noisy flocks. It also roosts communally; over 100 birds have been seen huddled in a single tree cavity. All plumages are similar, with a warm gray cap, blue-gray upper-parts, and whitish underparts. The only feature not seen in the photograph is a whitish spot on the nape, particularly in worn plumage (summer). Vocalizations are highly varied chirps, peeps, and chattering. This species is very similar to the brown-headed nuthatch of the southeastern U.S. Their ranges have no overlap. The pygmy nuthatch features prominently in the climax of the 2000 film Charlie's Angels, in which Cameron Diaz's character, Natalie, discovers the location of the villains' fortress by identifying the call of the pygmy nuthatch, which she says only live in Carmel, California—though the bird shown is not a pygmy nuthatch, which in any case is found in a much wider range. (The Hollywood impostor is a Venezuelan troupial, Icterus icterus.) (en)
  • Der Zwergkleiber (Sitta pygmaea) ist ein in Nordamerika heimischer Singvogel. Auf Grund seines lebhaften Wesens ist er in freier Wildbahn einfach zu beobachten. (de)
  • Sitta pygmaea Sitta pygmaeaFichier:Joy of Photography - Sitta pygmaea.jpg Une Sittelle pygmée posée sur un vieil appareil photographique. Nom binominal Sitta pygmaeaVigors, 1839 Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure La Sittelle pygmée (Sitta pygmaea) est une espèce de passereau appartenant à la famille des Sittidae. (fr)
  • El trepador enano (Sitta pygmaea), también conocido como saltapalos enano, sita enana o sita pigmea, es una especie de ave paseriforme de la familia Sittidae nativa de América del Norte. (es)
  • ヒメゴジュウカラ(学名:Sitta pygmaea)は、スズメ目ゴジュウカラ科ゴジュウカラ属に分類される鳥類の一種。 (ja)
  • De dwergboomklever (Sitta pygmaea) is een zangvogel uit het geslacht Sitta. (nl)
  • Поползень-крошка (лат. Sitta pygmaea) — небольшая североамериканская певчая птица из семейства поползневых. (ru)
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  • Der Zwergkleiber (Sitta pygmaea) ist ein in Nordamerika heimischer Singvogel. Auf Grund seines lebhaften Wesens ist er in freier Wildbahn einfach zu beobachten. (de)
  • Sitta pygmaea Sitta pygmaeaFichier:Joy of Photography - Sitta pygmaea.jpg Une Sittelle pygmée posée sur un vieil appareil photographique. Nom binominal Sitta pygmaeaVigors, 1839 Statut de conservation UICN LC : Préoccupation mineure La Sittelle pygmée (Sitta pygmaea) est une espèce de passereau appartenant à la famille des Sittidae. (fr)
  • El trepador enano (Sitta pygmaea), también conocido como saltapalos enano, sita enana o sita pigmea, es una especie de ave paseriforme de la familia Sittidae nativa de América del Norte. (es)
  • ヒメゴジュウカラ(学名:Sitta pygmaea)は、スズメ目ゴジュウカラ科ゴジュウカラ属に分類される鳥類の一種。 (ja)
  • De dwergboomklever (Sitta pygmaea) is een zangvogel uit het geslacht Sitta. (nl)
  • Поползень-крошка (лат. Sitta pygmaea) — небольшая североамериканская певчая птица из семейства поползневых. (ru)
  • The pygmy nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) is a tiny songbird, about 10 cm (4 inches) long and about 10 grams in weight. It ranges from southern British Columbia south through various discontinuous parts of the western U.S. (northwest U.S., Sierra Nevada range, southern Rockies, etc.), to central Mexico. It is usually found in pines (especially ponderosa pines), Douglas-firs, and other conifers. Pygmy nuthatches clamber acrobatically in the foliage of these trees, feeding on insects and seeds; less often they creep along limbs or the trunk like bigger nuthatches. (en)
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  • Pygmy nuthatch (en)
  • Zwergkleiber (de)
  • Sitta pygmaea (es)
  • Sittelle pygmée (fr)
  • ヒメゴジュウカラ (ja)
  • Dwergboomklever (nl)
  • Поползень-крошка (ru)
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