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A secretive and often overlooked bird of woodland habitats

Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

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Common Name Treecreeper
Scientific Name Certhia familiaris
Species Group Other Small Land Birds
Status Restricted
Interest Level
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
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A small bird climbing the bark of trees

Identification Notes
  • Allthough I have seen them in conifers they are more usually seen in deciduous woodland habitats
  • Quite often you will see them fly between trees, down from one ready to start the climb up another
  • They always climb upwards whereas nuthatches can climb down tree trunks 
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Other Small Land Birds