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Treecreeper Certhia familiaris L 12-13cm. Easily overlooked as it creeps up tree trunks, using spiky tail for support. Probes bark for insects using needle-like bill Sexes are similar. Adult and juvenile have streaked brown upperparts and silvery white underparts, subtly suffused buff towards rear of flanks. Note grubby whitish supercilium and broad, zigzag buffish barring on wings. Voice Utters a thin, high-pitched tseert call. Song comprises short series of high-pitched notes and ends in a trill. Status Fairly common resident of deciduous and mixed woodlands.
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