Eurasian Treecreeper - Certhia familiaris

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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"

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