creeper – certhia

The creepers are very hard to spot and even harder to photograph because they constantly move. They are creeping up the tree looking for spiders and insects in the bark and then the fly down to start all over again. Their feathers are a brownish color mixture and therefor they look like a moving piece of bark.

The short-toed Tree-creeper (Certhia brachydactyla) and the Brown Creeper (Certhia familiaris) are very hard to separate. The easiest way is by their song.

I’d say that’s more hanging than creeping:

~ by Natalie on July 30, 2010.

7 Responses to “creeper – certhia”

  1. these are lovely photos. I really like treecreepers, they’re such unassuming little birds.


  2. Thank you Juliet for your nice comment!

  3. Der ist ein wunderschoenes Exemplar. Da hattest Du aber Glueck, ihn gefunden zu haben 😀

  4. I love this little bird. His white tum is so cute and fluffy. Thanks for showing him!

  5. I just saw some creepers this past weekend- I had never noticed them before. I tried to get photos but the lighting was poor under the tree canopy and none came out well. Yours are great.

  6. @NicoleB Es ist v.a. einfach sie zu sehen, wenn sie fliegen… (You can see them best, when they fly)
    @Halcyon and @slugyard: thank you for your comments – appreciate it!

  7. Some nice photos of one of my favourite birds. Great stuff!

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