Wall creeper

Definition of Wall creeper

(Zool.) a small bright-colored bird (Tichodroma muraria) native of Asia and Southern Europe. It climbs about over old walls and cliffs in search of insects and spiders. Its body is ash-gray above, the wing coverts are carmine-red, the primary quills are mostly red at the base and black distally, some of them with white spots, and the tail is blackish. Called also spider catcher.

See also: Wall

Related Words

creeper, genus Tichodroma, Tichodroma, Tichodroma muriaria, tichodrome, tree creeper
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