Definition of treecreeper in English:


Syllabification: tree·creep·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtrēˌkrēpər


  • A small songbird with drab plumage and a down-curved bill that creeps around on the trunks of trees to search for insects. Compare with creeper ( sense 2).
    • a Eurasian and North American bird (Certhia, family Certhiidae, in particular the common C. familiaris).an Australasian bird (family Climacteridae and genus Climacteris).
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    • For every obvious crossbill, razorbill, greenfinch, woodpecker, warbler, treecreeper, swift or flycatcher there is a mysterious wigeon, garganey, gadwall, bittern, siskin, pipit, shrike or twite.
    • Other victims have included young treecreepers and house sparrows.
    • Food bars or fat hung up or rubbed into the bark of trees is a great help for treecreepers, goldcrests and many other species.

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