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Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
2009-07-15 14:23:59

The Short-toed Treecreeper, (Certhia brachydactyla), is a small bird found mainly in warmer regions of North Africa and Europe. This bird belongs to the largest order of perching songbirds, which includes more than half of all bird species. They encompass a massive range with a huge population estimated at approximately between 4-14 million birds. As one of a group of four very similar...

Brown Creeper
2008-10-18 12:59:04

The Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a songbird found in North America. It is the only American member of treecreepers in the family Certhiidae. Its breeding habitat is mature forest in Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. There are mostly permanent residents within their range, but some northern birds migrate south to the...

Hodgsons Treecreeper
2008-10-18 12:57:32

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,...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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