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Bird White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Common Name: White throated Treecreeper

Scientific name: Cormobates leucophaeus

Family: Climacteridae

Order: Passeriformes

Distribution: South-eastern and southern mainland Australia, from the Tropic of Capricorn to south-eastern South Australia.

Habitat: Prefers forests, including rainforests, woodlands and timbered river areas. Rarely seen on the ground, it lives in permanent territories.

Field Notes: Dark brown, with a distinctive white throat and chest, and white streaks on its flanks, edged with black. The wings have a red bar that is visible in flight and the undertail is barred. The female has an orange mark on the sides of the face. Size - 13-17cm.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. Barambah, QLD

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