White-breasted Nuthatch

Why does this species often travel with small mixed flocks of birds in the winter?

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Traveling with chickadees and titmice makes food easier to find and because more birds can keep an eye out for predators. White- breasted Nuthatches use an extra long hind-toe claw to hop down trees head first to see prey birds hopping up the tree miss.

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A group is known as a “jar” of nuthatches.