Eurasian Treecreeper - Certhia familiaris
Common name: Eurasian Treecreeper
Scientific name: Certhia familiaris
Accession number: 145
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"It alights at the bottom of a tree, clinging to the bark with its claws and .. begins to ascend, which it does by short starts .. supporting itself by pressing the tail against the bark. In this manner it proceeds, diligently searching for insects"