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Treecreeper

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Treecreepers
Common Treecreeper (above)
and Short-toed Treecreeper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Certhidae
Genus:Certhia
Species
C. familiaris
C. brachydactyla
C. americana
C. himalayana
C. nipalensis
C. discolor

The treecreepers are a group of very similar small passerines found throughout the Northern hemisphere.

The treecreeper family Certhidae contains 6 closely related species of bird. They are vary similar in appearance and can present serious identification problems where two species occur. They do not migrate other than for local movements.

The treecreepers are small woodland birds, brown above and white below. They have thin pointed down-curved bills, which they use to extricate insects from bark. They have stiff tail feathers, like woodpeckers, which they use to support themselves on vertical trees.

Nests are tree crevices or behind bark.

The list of species follows below.

There are three other small bird families with treecreeper or creeper in their name. See also Australian Treecreepers[?], Spotted Creeper and Philippine creepers.



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