Up, then down

I recently posted a photo of a white-breasted nuthatch, and described their foraging habits: they work their way down a tree trunk, searching for food in the bark, and when they get to the bottom, they fly to the top of the next tree and continue the hunt. This bird, the brown creeper, does the exact opposite: they start at the bottom of a tree, work their way up, and when they get to the top, they fly to the bottom of the next tree and continue their search. Niche separation is so cool! The more you get to know about birds and bird behaviour, the more fascinating they are.

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