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Climacteridae - Australian Treecreepers



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Climacteridae

browntreecreeperThere are seven species of birds in this family. They are found in the forests of Australia and New Guinea.

Australian treecreepers are 5-7 inches in length and are grayish-brown to black on their uppersides and streaked on their undersides. They have a lighter stripe over their eyes. They have short legs; long toes; a rounded tail and a long, slightly curved bill. Males and females look alike.

Australian treecreepers hunt for insects under the bark of eucalyptus and other trees. They creep up the trunk of the tree in a spiral, probing for insects as they climb. Some species forage for insects on the ground.

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World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

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Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

White-browed Treecreeper - Climacteris affinis Least Concern Australia
Red-browed Treecreeper - Climacteris erythrops Least Concern Australia
Black-tailed Treecreeper - Climacteris melanurus Least Concern Australia
Brown Treecreeper - Climacteris picumnus Least Concern Australia
  Rufous Treecreeper - Climacteris rufus Least Concern Australia
White-throated Treecreeper - Cormobates leucophaea Least Concern Australia
Papuan Treecreeper - Cormobates placens Least Concern Asia Australia