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Noun: tree creeper
  1. Any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet
    - creeper
     
  2. Any of numerous South American and Central American birds with a curved bill and stiffened tail feathers that climb and feed like woodpeckers
    - woodhewer, woodcreeper, wood-creeper

Derived forms: tree creepers

Type of: oscine, oscine bird, tyrannid

Part of: Certhiidae, Dendrocolaptidae, family Certhiidae, family Dendrocolaptidae

Encyclopedia: Tree creeper