Photo: Brown creeper makes its way up a tree trunk

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credit: Bryan French

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The Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) is a North American songbird that forages for food in a very unique way. It starts at the base of the tree and hops its way up the trunk in search of small invertebrates. The bird often ascends in a spiral, and when it reaches the top, the creeper will fly down to the next tree. Bryan French photographed this one in Chester Bowl, Minnesota.

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