Shorttoed treecreeper

Certhia brachydactyla

TAXONOMY

Certhia brachydactyla Brehm, 1820. OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Grimpereau des jardins; German: Gartenbaumlaufer; Spanish: Agateador Común.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length 5 in (12.5 cm). Resembles Eurasian treecreeper and is hard to distinguish on the basis of physical appearance.

DISTRIBUTION

Western Europe.

HABITAT

Mixed forest and woodland.

BEHAVIOR

Forage for prey by clinging to the underside of tree branches.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Spiders, insects, and other small invertebrates.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nest behind loose bark or in crevice. Will use nest box. Five to seven eggs, white with reddish purple or reddish brown spots.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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