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Brown-headed Nuthatch

Sitta pusilla Latham, 1790

The brown-headed nuthatch is a small songbird found endemic to pine forests throughout the Southeastern United States. Genetic analyses indicated low differentiation between northern and southern populations in Florida, but the study also found lower genetic diversity among south Florida populations that may be a result of the increased habitat fragmentation that was documented. The Bahama nuthatch was formerly considered a subspecies, has since been reclassified as its own separate species. Two recent studies assessing vocalizations in Bahama and continental nuthatch populations found important differences. One of the studies also demonstrated that continental and Bahama populations did not respond aggressively to calls of the other population. This type of call-response study is often used to help define cryptic species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sittidae
Genus:
   Sitta
Scientific:
  Sitta pusilla


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, 1790

Reference:
  IndexOrn. p.263

Protonym:
  Sitta pusilla

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53510634


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  AD7F307B88CC30F3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-AD7F307B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/AD7F307B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178785

Geographic range:

  • Sitta pusilla: Pine forests of se US
English:
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Catalan:
pica-soques capbrú
Czech:
brhlík hnědohlavý
Danish:
Brunhættet Spætmejse
German:
Braunkopfkleiber
Spanish:
Trepador Cabecipardo
Spanish (Spain):
Trepador cabecipardo
Finnish:
ruskopäänakkeli
French:
Sittelle à tête brune
Croatian:
Smeđoglavi brgljez
Hungarian:
barnafejű csuszka
Icelandic:
Brotigða
Italian:
Picchio muratore testabruna
Japanese:
チャガシラヒメゴジュウカラ
Lithuanian:
rudagalvis bukutis
Dutch:
Bruinkopboomklever
Norwegian:
brunhettespettmeis
Polish:
kowalik malutki
Portuguese:
trepadeira-de-cabeça-castanha
Russian:
Буроголовый поползень
Slovak:
brhlík hnedohlavý
Serbian:
Smeđoglavi američki brgljez
Swedish:
brunhuvad nötväcka
Ukrainian:
повзик малий
Chinese:
褐头䴓
Chinese (Traditional):
褐頭鳾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast) ( Sitta pusilla pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Brown-headed Nuthatch ( Sitta pusilla) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta pusilla pusilla [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sitta [pusilla or insularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Azerbaijani: qonurbaş cilovlu
Bulgarian: Кафявоглава зидарка, Кафявоглава зидарка (ssp. pusilla)
Catalan: pica-soques capbrú
Czech: brhlík hnědohlavý
Danish: Brunhættet Spætmejse
German: Braunkopfkleiber, Braunkopfkleiber (pusilla)
English: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast)
English, HBW: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown-headed/Bahama Nuthatch
English (IOC): Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast)
English (United States): Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast)
Esperanto: Brunkapa sito
Spanish: Sita de Cabeza Castaña, Trepador cabecipardo, Trepador Cabecipardo (pusilla)
Spanish (Spain): Trepador cabecipardo, Trepador Cabecipardo (pusilla)
Spanish (HBW): Brown-headed Nuthatch (Southeast)
Spanish (Mexico): Bajapalos Cabeza Café
Estonian: pisi-puukoristaja
Finnish: ruskopäänakkeli
French: Sittelle à tête brune, Sittelle à tête brune (forme du Sud-Ouest), Sittelle à tête brune (pusilla), Sittelle à tête brune (Sud-Ouest)
Croatian: Smeđoglavi brgljez, smeđokapi brgljez
Hungarian: barnafejű csuszka
Icelandic: Brotigða, Brotigða (pusilla)
Italian: Picchio muratore capobruno, Picchio muratore testabruna
Japanese (romaji): chagashirahimegojuukara (pusilla)
Japanese: チャガシラヒメゴジュウカラ, チャガシラヒメゴジュウカラ (pusilla)
Scientific: Sitta minor, Sitta pusilla, Sitta pusilla caniceps, Sitta pusilla pusilla
Lithuanian: rudagalvis bukutis
Latvian: brūngalvas dzilnītis
Dutch: Bruinkopboomklever, Bruinkopboomklever (pusilla)
Norwegian: brunhettespettmeis, brunhettespettmeis (pusilla)
Polish: kowalik malutki, kowalik malutki (pusilla)
Portuguese: trepadeira-de-cabeça-castanha
Portuguese (Portugal): trepadeira-de-cabeça-castanha
Russian: Буроголовый поползень, Буроголовый поползень (pusilla)
Slovak: brhlík hnedohlavý, brhlík hnedohlavý (skup.)
Serbian: Smeđoglavi američki brgljez, Smeđoglavi američki brgljez (pusilla)
Swedish: brunhuvad nötväcka, brunhuvad nötväcka (pusilla)
Turkish: Boz Başlı Sıvacı, Boz başlı sıvacı (pusilla)
Ukrainian: повзик малий
Chinese: 褐头䴓
Chinese (Traditional): 褐頭鳾

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