Distribution

large daws for climbing

Plumage Sexes alike

Habitat H

Migration partja| migrant

Brown Creeper

Adapted for climbing tree trunks and large branches, the Brown Creeper presses its stiff tail against the bark, both for balance and support. Like the Eurasian Treecreeper, it works its way up one tree after another, searching any crevice in the bark for its prey of spiders and insects.

• NliST A pocket-shaped nest constructed of plant fibers and Hakes of bark, placed behind loose bark, in a split tree, or behind a heavy growth of ivy.

• DISTRIBl JTION W. and S. Canada, most of USA, and mountains of C. America to Nicaragua. Northern populations winter in S.E. USA and N. Mexico.

thin, probing bill

, yellow wing bar

., distribution short tail is not usee! as a support in climbing

Family CLIMACTF.RIDAE

Species Climacteris affntis

White-browed Treegreeper

Although called a treecreeper, this bird feeds on the ground as much as it does in trees. It docs not use the tail as a support when climbing, and tends to perch across twigs rather than on the tree trunk. Its diet consists principally of ants. Like other tree-creepers, this species is usually seen singly or in pairs.

• NEST A nest made in a hollow in a tree, usually near ground level, and lined with animal hairs and grass.

• DISTRIBUTION Interior of Australia.

, yellow wing bar

., distribution short tail is not usee! as a support in climbing

Species ifhmocharis versteri

white tail patches

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