British wildlife recordings

Certhia familiaris : Treecreeper - Certhiidae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:58

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001463 BD5

  • Subjects

    Birds

  • Recording date

    1979/05/20

  • Recording locations

    Frensham Great Pond, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(484500,140500)

  • Recordist

    Williams, Aubrey John

  • Species

    Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris

  • Description

    The call of the treecreeper recorded at Fresham Great Pond, Surrey. The treecreeper is a small woodland bird that always seems to be busy. It moves from tree to tree where it uses its long thin beak to search among bark crevices for unsuspecting invertebrates. Its brown mottled plumage provides excellent camouflage against tree trunks and mirrors the uneven surface of bark. It can be seen across the British Isles, and is becoming an increasingly familiar sight in gardens where it joins other small birds. Its song consists of a series of high notes finished off with fast warble, while its call is a high ‘tsee tsee’.

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