30 August, 2009

American Treecreeper

Scientific Name: Certhia americana

Population Estimate: 5.4M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Prefers mature forest for breeding, but can be found in parks and residential areas during winter and migration. Year-round in western North America, northeastern US, and into Canada. In winters, filling in the remainder of the US.
Field Notes: Small bird scrambling up trees with slender, decurved bill. Uses stiff tail feathers to prop itself against tree trunks. Patterned brown above, pale gray or white below.

Personal Notes: Also known as Brown Creeper.

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