brown creeper (Certhia americana)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.75 inches
Thin, decurved bill
Bold white supercilium
Brown upperparts with white spots
Fairly long tail
Feeds by creeping along tree trunks and branches
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.
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May C
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November C
Winter: December, January, February U
Crooked Run Valley