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Sitta pusilla  Brown-headed Nuthatch
These cavity-nesting insectivores and granivores breed throughout the Pine Region, roaming forests in family groups. They are most frequently encountered in older pine stands. These nuthatches are fairly common, it is remarkable that Harry C. Oberholser reported (1938) that the species is a "rare" permanent resident in Louisiana. The Brown-headed Nuthatch is on the Audubon WatchList for North America.

painting (colorized) by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1902
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Thryothorus ludovicianus  Carolina Wren
These urban-tolerant and cavity-nesting insectivores thrive in virtually all wooded areas of the state, including pine plantations. Carolina Wrens are nearly as common as the Louisiana's most abundant bird, the Northern Cardinal.

photo Copyright 1999 by Dan Lane 
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Cistothorus palustris  Marsh Wren
Most of these reed-nesting insectivores breed in the coastal marshes. The one inland record is from a location near False River in Pointe Coupee Parish.

painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
male or female