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Short-toed Treecreeper

(Certhia brachydactyla)
German name(s): "Gartenbaumläufer"
Size: 12-13.5 cm
Weight: 7.5-11 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Short-toed Treecreeper at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "megarhyncha"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper hanging off the bark of a tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2014]

Lateral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper hanging off the bark of a tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2015]

Lateral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper hanging off the bark of a tree and fluttering its wings (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a Short-toed Treecreeper (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2014]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2015]

View onto the upperparts of a Short-toed Treecreeper (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2014]

Direct comparison between the two species of European treecreeper: Short-toed Treecreeper, left, and Eurasian Treecreeper, right; note the "even step pattern" on the left and the gap in the "step pattern" on the right
(photos courtesy of J. Pires , left, and D. Wilczynska, right)

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper hanging head-down off the bark of a tree, with its prey (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2014]

Lateral view of a Short-toed Treecreeper with its prey (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, December 2015]

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