Hi, I am a Brown Creeper. I am considered to be a tiny bird, that looks like a piece of bark crawling up and down a tree. Many people cannot find me, because I am pretty quick going up and down the tree. My back, wings and head are dark brown, with lots of splotches and streaks of white. I even have a brown stripe that looks like it’s going through my eye, and a white stripe that looks like a Human’s eyebrow.
My belly is white with a reddish brown color. What holds me up against a tree trunk is my very long, stiff tail. Females and males look pretty similar but our bills are about the only thing you can use to tell the difference. The male has a slightly longer bill than the females, but both bills are curved downward. We are the only treecreeper in North America and we live in both coniferous and deciduous trees. We love large trees to hunt for food and building our nests in safe places. We eat spiders, insects, fruit flies, weevils, seeds, plants, and even stinkbugs.
You will find us searching for food on tree branches, and on tree trunks. We start searching for food at the bottom and continue to climb up, and if we are unsuccessful then we fly and start over again on another tree. Both parents find the right nest site, but the female does all the work building a nest. She incubates the eggs and broods the chicks. Female and the male will feed the chicks, while they are in the nests. In a few weeks the chicks leave the nest. The parents continuously keep the nest clean of egg shells and fecal matter. In 2 weeks the chicks are on their own. We eat most insects that are considered pests. If you hear some singing, it’s one of us males, fighting for a territory, and we sing those high pitches during breeding season. Check out large trees we will be there looking for food.
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