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  White-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris affinis)





White-browed Treecreeper | Climacteris affinis photo
juvenile White-browed Treecreeper in Australia.

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The White-browed Treecreeper is found in inland Australia. It has greyish brown back, grey head and chest, the belly is dark streaked with white. It has a white stripe or brow above the eye, and white streaking behind the eye. The upper surface of the wings have a buff band down the centre that is visible in flight. Juveniles are similar to adults but with fainter less contrasty streaking.

Size
14 cm

Habitat
arid woodland, shrubland

Food
insects and other invertebrates found on trees and logs

Breeding
The nest is made from grass and bark lined with soft material. The female lays two or three pinkish eggs with darker spots.

Range
The White-browed Treecreeper is found in arid areas of inland Australia in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory

distribution map showing range of Climacteris affinis 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:affinis
Common Name:White-browed Treecreeper

Relatives in same Genus
  Red-browed Treecreeper (C. erythrops)
  Brown Treecreeper (C. picumnus)