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Certhia americana (Brown Creeper; American Treecreeper)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The brown creeper (Certhia americana), also known as the American treecreeper, is a small songbird, the only North American member of the treecreeper family Certhiidae.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.10874
EDGE Score: 2.09294

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  8 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Northern U.S./Canada
Wintering Habitat [2]  Forests
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  6
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  11,000,000
Incubation [4]  15 days
Migration [6]  Migratory

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Dendroctonus rufipennis (spruce beetle)[7]
Zea mays (corn)[8]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Picoides arcticus (Black-backed Woodpecker)1
Sorex cinereus (masked shrew)1

Predators

Range Map

Distribution

North America; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4LIFE HISTORY TRAITS OF OPEN- VS. CAVITY-NESTING BIRDS, Thomas E. Martin and Pingjun Li, Ecology, 73(2), 1992, pp. 579-592
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
7Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License