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wall creeper

  1. a small, gray and crimson Old World bird, Tichodroma muraria, that inhabits cliffs in mountainous areas.
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Origin of wall creeper

First recorded in 1660–70
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Historical Examples of 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)

    Abel Chapman

British Dictionary definitions for wall creeper

wall creeper

  1. a pink-and-grey woodpecker-like songbird, Tichodroma muraria, of Eurasian mountain regions: family Sittidae (nuthatches)
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