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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...

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,...

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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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