- 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
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.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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