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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Certhiidae


The treecreepers (Certhiidae) are a family of small passerine birds, consisting of two subfamilies:

  • The typical treecreepers (Certhiinae) are a group of seven species found in Europe and Asia, with one representative, the Brown Creeper, in North America.
  • The Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus (Salpornithinae), which is found in India and Africa.


  • Certhia - typical treecreepers
  • Salpornis - Spotted Creeper

There are two other small bird families with treecreeper or creeper in their name, which are not closely related:

  • the Australian treecreepers (Climacteridae)
  • the Philippine creepers (Rhabdornithidae)
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