from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A long-billed crimson and gray bird (Tichodroma muraria) of mountainous regions of Eurasia and Africa, that feeds on insects on rocky cliffs.
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It is a breeding area for the Alpine swift Apus melba and a wintering site for the wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria.
Тhere are many rock birds such as rock nuthatch (Sitta neumayer), wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), pied wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka).