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Old Thursday 4th January 2007, 17:19   #1
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short or long

As I understand it the short-toed treecreeper has a distinct brown tinge underneath which this bird has but it also appears to have a long hind claw
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Old Thursday 4th January 2007, 17:37   #2
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Treecreepers do have variable amounts of brown around the vent. This is not a short toed edd.
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Old Thursday 4th January 2007, 19:39   #3
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The black right angled 'notch' in the wingbar also suggests that this is not a Short-toed.
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Old Thursday 4th January 2007, 21:13   #4
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Common Treecreeper, Edd. See this thread to find out how tricky it can be, though.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=73797
If taken in Scotland Short-Toed would be a very very very long shot.

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Old Friday 5th January 2007, 16:48   #5
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Common Treecreeper, Edd. See this thread to find out how tricky it can be, though.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=73797
If taken in Scotland Short-Toed would be a very very very long shot.

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Yes it was taken in scotland, just outside Lanark yesterday. I stopped at some traffic lights and there it was so I jumped out and took this shot,much to the disbelief of the guy in front and I had not heard of a short toed treecreeper until I looked in my bird guide
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