Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Rufous Treecreeper
Climacteris rufa
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Click to listen to sound samples Rufous Treecreepers are really a western version of the widespread Brown Treecreeper of eastern Australia - their biology is very similar, both communal although family groups tend to be smaller in the Rufous Treecreeper. In far south-western Australia Rufous Treecreepers do extend into the taller, wetter forest presumably because there is no other treecreeper there - the White-throated doesn't occur in W.A.

Rufous Treecreepers feed a lot on the ground, probably moreso than they do in the bark of trees and they eat a lot of ants. They live in permanent territories in a wide range of wooded habitats from mallee through to tall Jarrah forest. They range from near Geraldton through the south-west, across the edges of the Nullabor to Eyre Peninsula in S.A. where the birds are slightly bigger and brighter.

Photo: 556201

556201 ... Rufous Treecreeper.

Photo: 556202

556202 ... Rufous Treecreeper

Photo: 556203

556203 ... Rufous Treecreeper, adult male, Yardea, South Australia.

Photo: 556204

556204 ... Rufous Treecreeper

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