French: Grimpereau du Népal German: Rostflanken-Baumläufer Spanish: Agateador nepalés
Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh) E to E Bhutan, also S China (SE Xizang, extreme W Yunnan W of R Salween) and NE Myanmar (SE Kachin).
14 cm; 8–12g. A rather dark treecreeper with strong contrast below between off-white throat and breast and cinnamon lower underparts, and relatively short and straight... read more
Generally rather quiet. Calls include thin “sit” and penetrating “zip”. Song a short (0·8–1... read more
Breeds in upper temperate zone, extending marginally into subalpine zone, in moist broadleaf... read more
Food and feeding
Food arthropods. Forages on trunks and lower branches of trees, including underside of large horizontal boughs, searching for food among... read more
Poorly known. Season apparently early (at least in Nepal), Apr–Jun. Only recorded nest (in mid-Apr) was a simple, loose construction... read more
Resident, with some seasonal altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in Himalayas and not uncommon in NE Myanmar; reportedly rare in China. As all treecreepers, is easy to overlook. In India, apparently... read more
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