The Brown Creepers (Certhia americana), also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a small songbird. that inhabits mature forests, especially conifers, in Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern and western United States.
They are permanent residents through much of their range; however, many northern birds migrate further south to the United States. It has occurred as a vagrant to Bermuda.
Adults are brown on the upperparts with light spotting – somewhat resembling a piece of tree bark. They have white underparts, a long thin beak with a slight downward curve, and a long tail.
Breeding / Nesting
Brown Creepers build a partial cup nest under a piece of bark that is partially detached from the tree. They may also take advantage of tree cavities.
Diet / Feeding
They mostly feed on insects, occasionally on seeds – particularly in winter.
They retrieve insects from tree trunks and branches, or sometimes from the ground.
Calls / Vocalizations
Its song consists of a short series of high-pitched sees.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson