Treecreeper by Richard Woodhouse 1/10
Treecreeper with insects for young by Elizabeth Dack 2/10
Treecreeper showing its claws by Elizabeth Dack 3/10
Treecreeper by Paul Taylor 4/10
Juvenile treecreepers by Michael Hoare 5/10
Treecreeper by Elizabeth Dack 6/10
Treecreeper by David Savory 7/10
Treecreeper by Elizabeth Dack 8/10
Treecreeper at Strumpshaw Fen by Elizabeth Dack 9/10
Treecreeper at Strumpshaw Fen by Elizabeth Dack 10/10

Treecreeper Certhia familiaris

The treecreeper can be recognised in its woodland habitat by the way it spirals up trees as it feeds. If you see a bird coming down a tree head first it will usually be a nuthatch. Treecreepers are unable to climb down a tree head first so they have to hop backwards because of their stiff tails.

Conservation status

Treecreepers have had a stable population since the 1980s and are not of conservation concern.

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Did you know?
The treecreeper’s nest is usually in a very restricted space behind a piece of bark but it has two openings one used as an entrance and one as an exit.

 A treecreeper is a called tree mouse in the West Country because they look mouse-like as they climb trees.
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