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Bird of the Week: Brown-headed Nuthatch


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BHNU_Bill-Hubick_U.jpgAlthough tool use is rare among birds, the tiny, quick-moving Brown-headed Nuthatch is an exception: It can often be observed using a piece of bark to pry up loose bark in search of insects. The bird may carry this "tool" from tree to tree as it forages and even use it to cover up caches of seeds.

 

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