Family Australasian Treecreepers (Climacteridae)

Least Concern

White-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris affinis)


Taxonomy

French: Échelet à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauen-Baumrutscher Spanish: Corretroncos cejiblanco
Taxonomy:

Climacteris affinis

Blyth

, 1863,

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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Races intergrade in South Australia (Flinders Ranges). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. a. superciliosus North, 1895 – arid S Western Australia E to ranges of C Australia, and E South Australia (W edge of Flinders Ranges).
  • C. a. affinis Blyth, 1863 – SW Queensland, W New South Wales, NW Victoria and SE South Australia.
  • Descriptive notes

    14–16 cm; 21 g. Male nominate race has broad white eyebrow contrasting with black lores, tapering above ear-coverts, which are streaked black and white; crown and... read more

    Voice

    Main call a ringing insect-like trill, sometimes described as “rasping call”; also a... read more

    Habitat

    Tall shrublands and low woodlands of arid and semi-arid regions, usually dominated by acacias (... read more

    Food and feeding

    No detailed studies. Food mainly ants (Formicidae), but also small numbers of spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), moths (Lepidoptera... read more

    Breeding

    Season Jul (Western Australia) or late Aug (Victoria) to late Nov, but timing differs from one year to another; majority attempt second... read more

    Movements

    Sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Relatively uncommon. Considered vulnerable in Victoria, where its range has contracted due to selective clearing of its preferred habitats of belah... read more

    Recommended citation

    Noske, R. (2019). White-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris affinis). 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/59854 on 19 January 2019).