Nature Journal
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Brown Creeper Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Small size
- Thin, decurved bill
- Bold white supercilium
- Brown upperparts with white spots
- Rusty rump
- White underparts
- Fairly long tail
- Sexes similar
- Feeds by creeping along tree trunks and branches

Similar species
The Brown Creeper is the only small brown bird that forages in such a unique manner-it creeps along trunks and branches like a woodpecker. It blends in quite well and can be difficult to see.
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