Definition of Tree creeper
1. Noun. Any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet.
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Certhiidae, Family Certhiidae
Specialized synonyms: American Creeper, Brown Creeper, Certhia Americana, Certhia Familiaris, European Creeper, Tichodroma Muriaria, Tichodrome, Wall Creeper
2. Noun. Any of numerous South American and Central American birds with a curved bill and stiffened tail feathers that climb and feed like woodpeckers.
Generic synonyms: Tyrannid
Group relationships: Dendrocolaptidae, Family Dendrocolaptidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Creeper
Literary usage of Tree creeper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"TREE-CREEPER, one of the smallest of British birds, and, regard being had to its requirements, one very generally distributed. ..."
2. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"... its habitation—The tree creeper—The NUTHATCH and the HOOPOE—Curious nest of the Hoopoe—The COLE-TIT and its habits—A Cole- tit's nest at Walton Hall—The ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"TREE-CREEPER, one of the smallest of British birds, and, regard being had to its requirements, one тегу generally distributed. ..."
4. Wanderings in the Interior of New Guinea by John A. Lawson (1875)
"... seizing its prey—Great heat—The weeping tree—Creeper- covered plain—Dragon-fly and water lizards—Trouble with Billy—I sharpen him up—Barren hills—Crows' ..."