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Feathered Fiefdoms & Family Living of the Brown-headed Nuthatch

By Jim Cox, Director of the Stoddard Bird laboratory
at Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida

Gram for gram, few birds pack as much interesting
biology into their feathered frames as the Brownheaded
Nuthatch. Nuthatches are one of the only
birds known to use tools. They also gather and store
food in prep for winter and live in small groups that
consist of related and unrelated members.
Nuthatches have helpers that assist breeding adults
during the nesting seasons, and, if all of this wasn't
enough, they also create cavity resources used by
dozens of other animals. The Stoddard Bird Lab at
Tall Timbers has studied this unique pineland
species for over a decade to help unearth more on its
little-known social life. Join us for the lecture and
learn more about the intriguing biology of these
arboreal squeaky toys.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab, Auditorium

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