Order Passeriformes

Family Tichodromidae

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Nuthatches (Sittidae).
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  • 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.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Löhrl, H., Wilson, M. & Bonan, A. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52342 on 20 April 2019).