A frequent visitor to northern birdfeeders, the Red-breasted Nuthatch is an extremely active resident of Alaska’s boreal forests. They often are seen climbing up and down tree trunks, hanging upside down from branches and flying amongst red polls, chickadees and woodpeckers. They are known for lining the entrances of their nests with tree resin. These four and half inch birds are easily identified with their distinctive blue-gray upper parts, buff breast and black eye line.
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