creeper

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Synonyms for creeper

climbing plant

Synonyms for creeper

any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping

a person who crawls or creeps along the ground

any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet

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There are nuthatches, brown creepers, sapsuckers, downy, hairy and occasionally pileated woodpeckers.
The dozen debating bureaucrats are Forest Service scientists whose expertise runs the gamut from brown creepers and bark beetles to carbon budgets, fire history, arid the reproductive cycles of the golden mantled ground squirrel.
In the distance, he'll hear the emphatic two-syllable blast of a goose hunter's 12-gauge as waterfowl make their first flight of the day, and the soft, high-pitched calls of foraging kinglets and brown creepers, the latter always spiraling up a tree trunk to feed.
Numerous woodpeckers and brown creepers fly in from the woods to pilfer the tree's rich supply of living food.