- Certhia brachydactyla
12·5 cm (5 in)
- Streaked brownish above
- White below
- Long stiff tail feathers
- Long curved bill
Very similar to Eurasian Treecreeper, best told apart by voice..
Vagrant to mainland Great Britain
There are 5 subspecies:
- C. b. megarhyncha:
- C. b. brachydactyla:
- Continental Europe (east of megarhyncha)
- C. b. mauritanica:
- C. b. dorotheae:
- C. b. harterti:
- Asia Minor and the Caucasus Mountains
Parks, gardens, woods - anywhere there are trees.
It nests in tree crevices or behind the bark. The clutch consists of up to 6 eggs.
The diet includes insects and spiders.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Short-toed Treecreeper. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Short-toed_Treecreeper