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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Australasian Treecreepers

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Climacteridae

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The family of Australasian Tree-creepers is native to New Guinea and Australia. Their length is about 15 cm. The muted colors predominate in the plumage. The bill is slender, long and curved downwards, the claws are long and curved, the tail is not stiffened and therefore not suitable for supporting. Superficial similarities with the Holarctic Treecreepers are the result of convergent evolution. Their habitat is different tree populations from the rainforest to the tree savannah. They live on insects, which they usually find on tree trunks, which they climb up in spirals. The nest is padded in a tree hollow. The female lays 2 to 3 eggs, and usually incubates them alone for 16 to 25 days, depending on the species. Then both parents take care of the altricial chicks.

Cormobates

     leucophaea - White-throated Treecreeper (7)
     placens - Papuan Treecreeper (2)

Climacteris

     erythrops - Red-browed Treecreeper (3)
     affinis - White-browed Treecreeper (3)
     rufus - Rufous Treecreeper (4)
     picumnus - Brown Treecreeper (3)
     melanurus - Black-tailed Treecreeper (3)

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