A male Rufous Treecreeper eating bread

A male Rufous Treecreeper eating bread
Species: Rufous Treecreeper   Climacteris rufus
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Added to IBC: 10 Oct 2019 - 10:03
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Altitude (m): 
329 meters


Rufous Treecreepers (Climacteris rufus) are found in tall closed forests, open woodlands and mallee scrub in south-western Australia.  As their name suggests, they forage for ants and other insects on tree trunks and also on the ground.  This male Rufous Treecreeper was videoed in tall, wet Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) forest in the Porongurup National Park in southern Western Australia.  Treecreepers are also partial to bread – this male was eating a small piece that had fallen from a picnic table.


Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1614188. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1614188.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1614188. Video of Rufous Treecreeper Climacteris rufus at Porongurup National Park, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1614188.

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