Certhia Genus

Certhia is the genus of birds containing the typical treecreepers of the family Certhiidae.

The Brown Creeper, Certhia americana, is the only North American representative.

The treecreepers are small woodland birds. They are brown with streaks above and white below. They have thin pointed down-curved bills, which they use to extricate insects from bark. They have stiff, pointed tail feathers, like woodpeckers and woodcreepers, which they use to support themselves on vertical trees.