Blane Klemek column: The brown creeper is an unusual feeder
Could it be that the brown creeper evolved the opposite foraging strategy of the similar behaving nuthatches so the species could co-exist in the same habitat?
Indeed, nuthatches and the diminutive brown creeper, though related, behave quite differently in their respective feeding behaviors.
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