Brown Creeper and Its European Counterparts

Scott Atkinson scottratkinson at
Sat Mar 9 06:59:42 PST 2002


The songs have some similar qualities but our species (you're aware that the
two are separate, our Brown Creeper and the Eurasian Treecreeper) song is
more structured to my ear. Although both have high-pitched whistled notes,
our bird's song is longer and more structured, and I believe that this was
one of the distinctions that led to the two being split. A similar case
that seems worthy for some of the same reasons (differences in song
especially) would be our Winter Wren versus at least some of the Eurasian
Winter Wrens, especially some of the east Asian forms.

Scott Atkinson

>From: "MaryK" <bassclef at>

>Reply-To: <bassclef at>

>To: "Tweeters" <tweeters at>

>Subject: Brown Creeper and Its European Counterparts

>Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 17:59:04 -0800


>Hullo Tweeters,


>Have any of you heard the song of the European Brown Creeper (which is

>called something else over there)? How similar is it to the Brown Creeper

>we hear here?? I'm especially wondering if it has the same or a similar

>6-note melodic aspect to its song.




>Mary Klein

>Seattle WA

>BassClef at


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