▪ bird family
      songbird family, order Passeriformes, consisting of most of the tree creepers, small climbing birds found throughout woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere.

      Members range in size from 9.5 to 19 cm (3 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches) long. They have downcurved bills as long as, or longer than, the rest of the head; short, strong legs; and long, stiff tail feathers. These solitary, brownish birds climb tree trunks and large limbs, probing bark in search of insects. The common tree creeper (Certhia familiaris), of cool woodlands, ascends trees in a spiral manner as it feeds; it is called brown creeper in North America. Salpornis spilonata, the spotted creeper of Africa, is tentatively included in the family. The Australian tree creepers are classified in a separate family, Climacteridae.

      The Certhiidae belongs to the songbird suborder (Passeres).

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  • Certhiidae — n. a natural family of birds cosisting of several species of creepers, such as {Certhia americana}, the tree creeper. Syn: family {Certhiidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Certhiidae —   [griechisch], Familie der Singvögel, Baumläufer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Certhiidae — Certhiidés Grimpereaux des bois (Certhia familiaris) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Certhiidae —   Certhiidae Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Certhiidae — Baumläufer Andenbaumläufer (Certhia americana) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Vertebrata) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Certhiidae — liputiniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Certhiidae angl. treecreepers vok. Baumläufer rus. пищухи; пищуховые pranc. certhiidés; grimpereaux ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji giesmininkai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Certhiidae — noun creepers • Syn: ↑family Certhiidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres …   Useful english dictionary

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  • certhiidae — cer·thi·i·dae …   English syllables

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