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  Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus)





Brown Treecreeper | Climacteris picumnus photo
Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) Bowra, SW Queensland, Australia

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Brown Treecreeper | Climacteris picumnus photo
Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus), taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

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Brown Treecreeper | Climacteris picumnus photo
Brown Treecreeper, Victoria, Australia

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BROWN TREECREEPER FACTS

Description
The Brown Treecreeper is a brown bird from eastern Australia. The upper parts are greyish brown and underside is streaked with dark and pale brown. The upper surface of the wings have a buff coloured band down the centre from body to near the wing tips that is visible in flight. There is a darker form that is found in far north Queensland that has much darker brown back and wings and top of the head.

Size
17 cm

Habitat
eucalypt forest, open forest, woodland

Food
insects, larvae and other invertebrates found on trees and logs

Breeding
The nest is made of grass, bark, feathers and other material and is built in hollow of tree trunk or branch.

Range
The Brown Treecreeper is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and southeast South Australia

distribution map showing range of Climacteris picumnus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Climacteridae
Genus:Climacteris
Species:picumnus
Common Name:Brown Treecreeper

Relatives in same Genus
  White-browed Treecreeper (C. affinis)
  Red-browed Treecreeper (C. erythrops)