Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatches are found in southern Canada, most of the United States, and the mountains of Mexico. Most are non-migratory. They survive our harsh winters by caching food throughout their territories. Although I have no banding evidence for my Minnesota nuthatches’ migrating, in some falls, however, some northern and western birds do move south. Grubb and Pravosudov (2008) caution that it is no known if these wandering birds return to their natal regions or if they breed elsewhere.

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