Order Passeriformes

Family Tichodromidae

Wallcreeper
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General
  • Medium-sized passerine with long, slightly decurved bill, long, broad and rounded wings, and large feet; strikingly coloured in crimson and black.
  • Southern Europe and south-central and southern Asia.
  • Mountains, rocky habitats, cliffs, boulder-strewn slopes and shady gorges.
  • 16-17 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 2 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Löhrl, H., Wilson, M. & Bonan, A. (2017). Wallcreeper (Tichodromidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52342 on 27 March 2017).