Definition of wallcreeper in US English:



  • A Eurasian songbird related to the nuthatches, having mainly gray plumage with broad bright red wings, and living among rocks in mountainous country.

    Tichodroma muraria, family Sittidae (or Tichodromadidae)

    • ‘In stark contrast to my failure with umbrellabirds was our success and satisfaction of our session with my most-wanted Eurasian bird, the wallcreeper.’
    • ‘If it's not sensitive information could anyone please tell me where to find wallcreeper at any site in the Pyrenees?’
    • ‘This site held two wintering wallcreepers but on the two occasions I visited we did not find them.’
    • ‘While climbing, wallcreepers flap their wings, showing brief glimpses of a red band of feathers; this coloring is intensified in males during mating season.’
    • ‘Clarke then left on a bird-watching holiday among the Mecklenburg lakes in northern Germany in search, according to aides, of the rock partridge, wallcreeper, middle spotted woodpecker and elusive penduline tit.’
    • ‘Extremely quiet on the way up, but at the top saw a fine male wallcreeper on the crags to your right as you walk up, best viewed by walking as far right as you can go along the radio mast fence.’
    • ‘We have found a pair of nesting wallcreepers not far from the village and easily reached on foot, The birds are at this site until mid-July.’
    • ‘Wallcreepers, which can often be encountered on the main track up towards Cabaña Verónica in April and May, while hard winters find them in the depths of the gorges.’
    • ‘We stop in the gorge for a half an hour to see the wallcreepers again.’
    • ‘You may also see some of Zagori's eight species of woodpecker, as well as wallcreepers, dippers, rock thrush, golden oriole, snow finch.’
    • ‘The birds in the mountains and forests might include ring ouzels, alpine accentors, wallcreepers, nutcrackers, and we will find alpine flowers and butterflies.’
    • ‘The Tichodrominae (wallcreepers) belong to the Sittidae (Nuthatches and allies), along with the Sittinae (nuthatches).’