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Brown Creeper

Certhia americana 
Creeper family (Certhiidae)

Small brown bird, brown-streaked above, whitish below. Well camouflaged against bark of tree. Long downcurved bill. Long pointed tail feathers, used as a prop while climbing tree. Distinctive habit of feeding – creeps up a tree trunk then drops down to the base of the next tree and starts up again.


Call is a high-pitched “tseee”.

Name Origin:

The genus name Certhia is from the Latin for “creeper.”  The species name americana  differentiate the brown creeper from the Eurasian creeper.

In the Nature Park:
Winter resident. Migrates north during the nesting season. Departs in April, arrives in October.