Order Passeriformes

Family Climacteridae

Australasian Treecreepers
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  • Small, rather stout passerines with medium-length slightly decurved bill, moderately long tail, and relatively short, robust legs with long toes and claws; plumage mostly brown or grey-brown, some more rufous, with paler underparts variably streaked, females often with some reddish colour on head or breast.
  • Australia and New Guinea.
  • Forest and woodland, one species in montane rainforest.
  • 2 genera, 7 species, 18 taxa.
  • 14-19 cm.
  • 2 genera, 7 species, 18 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Noske, R. & Bonan, A. (2019). Australasian Treecreepers (Climacteridae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52339 on 16 December 2019).