Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper on the trunk of a Ponderosa Pine tree.
A Brown Creeper climbs up a tree at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

NPS / Rachel Ames

Size: 4.5-5.5”
Description: Streaked brown with a white belly and long, curved bill.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in spruce-fir and other coniferous forests to 11,000 feet in summer and 9,000 feet in winter.
Diet: Forage by spiraling up tree trunks, and eat insects and larvae that they find in the bark.
 

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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