Reciprocal allopreening in the Brownheaded Nuthatch

The Auk
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In his extensive reviews of allopreening, Harrison (1965, 1969) did not record this behavior for the Sittidae, nor did Kilham (1968, 1972, 1973) mention observing this behavior in either White-breasted (Sitta carolinensis) or Red-breasted (S. canadensis) nuthatches. Norris (1958: 187), however, mentioned the occurrence of allopreening in Brown-headed Nuthatches (S. pusilia), in passing. Here we relate our observations of reciprocal allopreening between two Brown-headed Nuthatches.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Reciprocal allopreening in the Brownheaded Nuthatch
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4086037
Volume 99
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 171
Last page 171