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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Reciprocal allopreening in the Brownheaded Nuthatch|
|Series title||The Auk|
|Publisher||American Ornithological Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Fisheries Research Center|