White-throated Treecreeper

It was first described by ornithologist John Latham in 1802 as Certhia leucophaea.

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The White-throated Treecreeper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

White-throated Treecreeper on a tree trunk. White-throated Treecreeper on a tree trunk. Photo: K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers © K Vang and W Dabrowka / Bird Explorers White-throated Treecreeper. White-throated Treecreeper. More

The White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) is an Australian treecreeper found in the forests of eastern Australia. It is unrelated to the northern hemisphere treecreepers. It is a small passerine bird with predominantly brown and white plumage and measuring some 15 cm (6 in) long on average. It is insectivorous, eating mainly ants. Unlike treecreepers of the genus Climacteris, the White-throated Treecreeper does not engage in cooperative breeding. More

Identification: The white-throated treecreeper has a dark brownish-grey upper body, white throat and a buff underbody with black stripes. The female has a bright rust-red spot near its ear. Call/Song: Produces shrill whistled notes, harsh chattering and also a loud, sharp whistling song. sound: Dave Stewart -used with permission Found from the Atherton Tableland (Queensland) south through to Victoria and South Australia. More

The White-throated Treecreeper is found from the Gulf St Vincent in South Australia, through Victoria, and eastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland, with an area further north from Mount Spec to Cooktown. Wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest is the preferred habitat. It is Protected in Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. More

We have a few White-throated Treecreepers – Cormbates leucophaeus that live on and near our bush block. They are really cute and when they get going on their call that is really high pitched and goes “peep, peep, peep , peep ……..etc” we laugh as we wonder when they are going to stop. We count them “peeping” over 30 times very often we wonder if they are going to stop. More

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White-throated Treecreepers come to our place, 20 km south of Narrabri, New South Wales, and into the adjacent bush area, Jack's Creek State Forest infrequently. In late 2005, we also encountered a pair in Mount Kaputar National Park, some 50 km east of Narrabri. The identification of this bird is certain, because one can see the characteristic orange spot of the female. Spotted again in October of 2006 near Barraba, New South Wales. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Climacteridae
Genus : Cormobates
Species : leucophaea
Authority : (Latham, 1801)