Hodgson’s Treecreeper

The Hodgson’s Treecreeper (Certhia hodgsoni), is a small passerine bird from the southern rim of the Himalayas. Its habitat is coniferous woodlands, but may over-winter in lower oak/rhododendron woodlands.

This bird is about 5 inches in length. It is fairly dull in appearance, streaked brownish above and off-white below. The rump is reddish-brown. The bill is longed and curved. It has long, stiff tail feathers which aid it in creeping up tree trunks.

This bird is named for Brian Houghton Hodgson, an early English naturalist and ethnologist working in British India.

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