Order Passeriformes

Family Certhiidae

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  • Small passerines with medium-long stiffened tail, short rounded wings, longish, slender, decurved bill, and intricately marked, highly cryptic plumage.
  • Palearctic and Oriental Regions, one species in Nearctic and one in Afrotropics.
  • Forest, woodland, parks and gardens.
  • 11-15 cm.
  • 1 genus, 9 species, 42 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Harrap, S. & Bonan, A. (2020). Treecreepers (Certhiidae). 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/52343 on 16 February 2020).