Archive for the ‘Sittidae’ Category

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) song, September 5, 2009, Emma Carlin Trail, South Kettle Morraine, Waukesha, WI.

Red-breasted Nuthatch song

Red-breasted Nuthatch song

This appears to be the “agonistic song” as described in Birds of North America Online

Earbirding.com (great blog on bird sounds) has a very informative article about nasality in bird sounds that uses the Red-breasted Nuthatch song as the classic example.