French: Échelet brun German: Spechtbaumrutscher Spanish: Corretroncos pardo
southern Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. melanotus
Gould, 1847 – Black-backed Treecreeper – N Queensland (from Cape York S to Burdekin R), in NE Australia.
C. p. picumnus
Temminck, 1824 – Brown Treecreeper – C & E Queensland (from lower Burdekin R) S to SE South Australia.
C. p. victoriae
Mathews, 1912 – E seaboard and Great Dividing Range from SE Queensland (Bunya Mts) S to coastal W Victoria (The Grampians).
14–18 cm; 22–44 g. Male nominate race has brownish-grey crown and neck, blackish-grey lores and eyestripe, broad creamy supercilium, indistinct narrow whitish... read more
Main call a slightly upward-inflected staccato “pink”, singly or repeated slowly 5... read more
Mostly woodlands dominated by eucalypts (Eucalyptus), especially rough-barked species such... read more
Food and feeding
Adult and larval insects, mainly ants (Formicidae); also spiders (Araneae); also occasionally takes nectar and sap from eucalypts. Of 3339... read more
Season mid-Jul to early Dec; up to six nesting attempts per season, but usually only one brood (rarely, two) successfully reared. Breeds as... read more
Sedentary. Of 752 recoveries of ringed individuals, all were less than 10 km from site of ringing. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. N populations of race melanotus in far N Queensland have declined, and their range contracted since at least 1930s, probably... read more
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