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Brown Creeper --(Certhia americana) (53961 bytes)

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Brown Creeper
Certhia americana

This bird was the first creeper I remember hearing sing. I heard what sounded to me like a strange chickadee-like song that I did not recognize. It was coming from across the river, so I did not figure I had much chance of seeking it out. As I was puzzling over what I was hearing, this creeper flew up to the tree not 10 feet in front of me and started climbing up the trunk looking for food and singing that little song.

Location: Totem Park, Sitka, Alaska

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