brown creeper (Certhia americana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.75 inches

  • small size

  • Thin, decurved bill

  • Bold white supercilium

  • Brown upperparts with white spots

  • Rusty rump

  • White underparts

  • Fairly long tail

  • Sexes similar

  • Feeds by creeping along tree trunks and branches

Similar species:

The brown creeper is the only small brown bird that forages in such a
unique manner-it creeps along trunks and branches like a woodpecker.
It blends in quite well and can be difficult to see.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 14-17 days
Days to Fledge: 13-16
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of seeds

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
C
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November
C

      Winter: December, January, February U

 

 

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