Cer·​thia | \ ˈsərthēə \

Definition of Certhia

: a genus (the type of the family Certhiidae) of small songbirds with a slender more or less decurved bill and stiff pointed tail feathers serving as props in climbing trees — see creeper sense 4

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History and Etymology for Certhia

New Latin, alteration of certhius tree creeper, from Greek kerthios

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“Certhia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Certhia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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