Tree Creeper


Tree Creeper

A Treecreeper is  a small bird with a mouse like appearance, found throughout Britain and Ireland apart from outer Hebrides,Orkney and Shetland.

 


Identification

Adult
Mouse like, long down-turned bill. Long pointer stiff tail feathers. Upper parts are mottled and barred brown with pale streaks. Underparts are white and the rump a richer brown. Has a ragged pale stripe over the eye and a buff wing-bar.
Juvenile
The juvenile is almost identical to the adult, newly hatched birds have some downy feathers on the body until Autumn.
Size
12.5cm, weighing 9gr
Bill
Long downcurved bill
Habitat
Closed conifer and mixed woodland, gardens & parks
Voice
High 'srrie, sirr or sit' used repeatedly. Falling effervescent series of notes 'sirr-uisirri-tierruit'

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
In crevices in bark, behind ivy
Eggs
5 or 6
Incubation Period
14 days
Food
Bark dwelling insects, small seeds especially pine and spruce.
UK Breeding Pairs
214,000 in UK and over 20,000 in Ireland.

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