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Treecreepers: Certhiidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Brown Creeper (certhia Americana): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, TREECREEPERS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

BROWN CREEPER (Certhia americana): SPECIES ACCOUNT

They range widely across the Northern Hemisphere, and in many areas of central and southwest Africa.


Treecreepers inhabit mature pine-oak woodlands and open pine forests. Depending on the species, treecreepers are found anywhere from sea level to mountainous regions and from temperate (mild) to tropical climates.

Treecreepers eat primarily small insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates. They use their thin bill to explore beneath the tree bark. During the winter, they also eat seeds and nuts, especially when other prey is scarce. Food is not normally stored for future use.


There is no known significant relationship between treecreepers and people.


Treecreepers are not threatened, but some species have seen slight decreases in their populations.

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