Definition of treecreeper in English:


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  • A small songbird with drab plumage and a down-curved bill that creeps around on the trunks of trees to search for insects.

    Compare with creeper (sense 2)

    a Eurasian and North American bird (Certhia, family Certhiidae, in particular the common C. familiaris)
    an Australasian bird (family Climacteridae and genus Climacteris)

    ‘For every obvious crossbill, razorbill, greenfinch, woodpecker, warbler, treecreeper, swift or flycatcher there is a mysterious wigeon, garganey, gadwall, bittern, siskin, pipit, shrike or twite.’
    • ‘Other victims have included young treecreepers and house sparrows.’
    • ‘Food bars or fat hung up or rubbed into the bark of trees is a great help for treecreepers, goldcrests and many other species.’
    • ‘At one time treecreepers appeared regularly in our garden, often in company with mixed parties of roving tits and goldcrests.’
    • ‘The birdwatcher tipped me off about the treecreepers on the edge of the wood, but I forgot to look when I got there because the view was so eye-catching.’



/ˈtrēˌkrēpər/ /ˈtriˌkripər/