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Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

This small tree-climbing bird has a long, stiff tail which lends support as the creeper picks insects from tree bark. It feeds by moving up a tree in a spiraling motion, then flying to a lower point on another tree. The brown creeper is found throughout southern Canada, but is highly camoflaged and difficult to spot.

Map of Brown Creeper in Canada
Distribution of Brown Creeper in Canada

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