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A stocky, tree-clinging bird. It has a stocky body, a small tail, and a powerful beak that it uses to forage for food in the trees' bark -- and often climbs down the tree head first It is quick in its motions and flight.
These birds are found throughout Canada and the States, even northern Mexico. This one was spotted in Sunnybrook Park in Toronto.
It is very similar to the Red-breasted Nuthatch. But not only are the latter's feathers more reddish, it also has a black stripe across its eye.
Spotted on Jan 12, 2013
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013