Brown Creeper

Certhia american

Brown Creeper
Photo courtesy of Tom Grey

Creepers are little, tree climbing birds. They have curved bills used to dig for insects and larvae from bark. Their stiff tail feathers serve as props as the climb.

Description:
A fairly common but hard to spot bird in woodlands. Small; streaked brown plumage camouflages it well. Length 5 ¼”
Voice:
A high, faint, rarely heard single note: a soft see. Song is a high-pitched, variable see-see-see-titi-see.
Food:
Creeper works its way up (and sometimes down) tree trunks in a spiral looking for insects in bark crevices.
Nest:
In conifers; Lodgepole pine is a favorite.
Habitat:
Coniferous, swampy or mixed forests.
Range:
Throughout the U.S. and into southern Canada.
Migration:
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