Certhia americana Bonaparte, 1838, North America.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: American treecreeper; French: Grimpereau brun; German: Andenbaumlдufer; Spanish: Trepador Americano.
Length 5.25 in (13 cm). Populations highly variable, but generally upperparts dark brown, spotted and streaked with white, buff, or pale gray; cinnamon-colored rump and undertail coverts, underparts white to buff; western and Mexican populations darker and smaller.
North and Central America.
Forest and woodland.
Fly to base of tree and search for insects while climbing upwards.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Spiders, insects, and other small invertebrates; sometimes seeds from feeders in winter.
Nest behind loose bark or crevice within 197 ft (60 m) of water. Nest cup shaped with “horns.” Five to six eggs, eggs white with reddish brown spots.
Possibly declining, but not threatened at this time.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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