- a small, gray and crimson Old World bird, Tichodroma muraria, that inhabits cliffs in mountainous areas.
Origin of wall creeper
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for wall creeper
On the way back to Burguete, a sedge-warbler and a lovely specimen of the wall-creeper—the only one we saw—were obtained.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)
- a pink-and-grey woodpecker-like songbird, Tichodroma muraria, of Eurasian mountain regions: family Sittidae (nuthatches)
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