Treecreeper on dead branch of sycamore tree


Treecreepers are mottled brown above, white or whitish beneath, and have stiff tails, used in the manner of woodpeckers’ as support when climbing, and large feet with sharp, arched claws.

Their bills are curved and sharp, for extracting insect food and seeds from crevices in tree bark. One is a UK species, the other a very rare visitor from Europe; several other species are found worldwide. The two European treecreepers are exceptionally difficult to tell apart except by their calls and songs.