wall creeper


wall creeper
noun
crimson-and-grey songbird that inhabits town walls and mountain cliffs of southern Eurasia and northern Africa
Hypernyms: ↑creeper, ↑tree creeper
Member Holonyms: ↑Tichodroma, ↑genus Tichodroma

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noun
: a small bird (Tichodroma muraria) of the family Certhiidae that is mostly gray, black, and white with a crimson wing patch, inhabits cliffs in the mountains of southern Asia, Europe, and northern Africa, and frequents the walls of towns during migration

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a small, gray and crimson Old World bird, Tichodroma muraria, that inhabits cliffs in mountainous areas.
[1660-70]

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wall creeper,
a small Old-World bird related to the nuthatch, that has bright plumage and that frequents rocky walls and slopes of alpine regions hunting for insects.

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  • wall creeper — wall′ creep er n. orn a gray and crimson Eurasian bird, Tichodroma muraria, of the nuthatch family, that inhabits cliffs in mountainous areas …   From formal English to slang

  • wall creeper — a small, gray and crimson Old World bird, Tichodroma muraria, that inhabits cliffs in mountainous areas. [1660 70] * * * ▪ bird  (Tichodroma muraria), bird of the mountains of southern Europe to central Asia, largest member of the family Sittidae …   Universalium

  • wall creeper — /ˈwɔl kripə/ (say wawl kreepuh) noun a small grey and crimson Eurasian bird, Tichodroma muraria, inhabiting rocky cliffs and stone buildings in mountainous regions. Also, wallcreeper …   Australian English dictionary

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