Documentation of Pygmy Nuthatch

Observer Information

Reporter:  Gregg Goodrich   
Other Observers:  Glenn Walbek, Larry Modesitt; no

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Pygmy Nuthatch
First Date/Time:  2/2/2008
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  15 minutes
County:  Kit Carson
Specific Location:  Cemetary on north side of town.
Number:  5
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


In a pine tree.

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Canon EOS 30D camera and Lieca binos.
Distance:  15 feet
Light:  Perfect clear sky and little wind.

Description of the Bird

Small bird with straight needle bill with white belly and gray top with black eyeline. No question of ID. Got some pictures which are attached.
Behaviors: Running in a small pack with quick jerky movements. Climbing all over the pine tree with there feet. Able to hand upside down with their good grip.
Call: The high clear short and rapid pip of the flock was heard.
Plumage: N/A

Similar Species Discussion

Much smaller than a WBNU and no dark top.

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Seen this bird in the mountains many times, but not on the plains.


Notes made DURING observation

Additional Information

Comments: none
Time: 2:00 PM
Other Dates: no
Nearest Town: Burlington
Independent Observers: no

Materials Available

Photographer: Gregg Goodrich

Photos |


Date Documentation Submitted

2/3/2008 8:42:00 AM
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