Eurasian Tree-creeper

Certhia familiaris

(C. f. persica)

Armenian Name: Ծվծվիկ
Eurasian Tree-creeper

See Plate 53 for Eurasian Tree-creeper and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:12.5 cm, Wing Span:17.5-21 cm
Distribution Map: Map 305.
Description: Long decurved bill, white underparts and supercilium, and stiff pointed tail feathers. Streaked brown upperparts with orange-brown rump and wavy, pale brown-yellow band across wing.
Similar Species: Differs from Winter Wren by unbarred white underparts.
Behavior: Creeps up tree trunks and along branches in short hops, using stiff tail for support.
Habitat: Forest, orchards, parks.
Food: Small invertebrates.
Nest: Base of twigs with moss cup behind loose bark or dense vines on tree trunk.
Eggs: 16 mm, 5-6, white, pink spots.