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Pygmy nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea


Size: 4.25 inches
Overall Color: gray and buff
Occurrence: pine forest
Diet: insects and pine seeds
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: tiny, gray/brown cap on head, buffy underneath, gray wings, dull white area at nape
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 58 Sittidae (nuthatches)
Genus: Sitta
Species: pygmaea

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