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Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

Flight call description A nasal, rising "aanh, aanh, aanh" or a shorter "ih-ih-ih". Notes sometimes given singly or, more typically, in a slow series of three or more.


Fig.1. New Jersey September 22, 2000 (MO).

Bird in flight. One note from a series.


Examples     Diurnal     Nocturnal


Similar species Higher and more nasal than calls of White-breasted Nuthatch and typically given in a longer series.


Behavior Nocturnal migrant but engages in redetermined migration. Gives flight call in diurnal flight and in nocturnal migration.