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  White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)





White-throated Treecreeper | Cormobates leucophaeus photo
White-throated Treecreeper - female The female in this species is more colourful than the male

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The White-throated Treecreeper is a dark grey brown bird. The top of the head, neck and upper back are brown, the wings are grey. The underside is whitish, sides of the breast are brown with bold white streaks. The adult female has small reddish brown spot below the ear. The subspecies (spp minor) from north Queensland has darker underside with streaking on chest and belly, and whitish area on throat and upper chest.

Size
15 cm

Habitat
Wet eucalypt forest, rainforest

Food
insects, nectar

Breeding
The nest is a cup shape made of moss, hair, feathers, fur built in a tree hollow. The female lays two or three creamy white eggs, spotted with reddish brown or purplish brown.

Range
found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east South Australia

distribution map showing range of Cormobates leucophaeus 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:Cormobates
Species:leucophaeus
Common Name:White-throated Treecreeper