White-throated Treecreeper

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The White-throated Treecreeper mainly eats ants.

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Research Species: 
No
Minimum Size: 
13cm
Maximum Size: 
17cm
Average size: 
15cm
Average weight: 
22g
Breeding season: 
August to January
Clutch Size: 
Two to three.
Incubation: 
21 days
Nestling Period: 
25 days
Conservation Status
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Basic Information
Scientific Name: 
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Atlas Number: 
558
What does it look like?
Description: 

The White-throated Treecreeper is 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. Like other treecreepers, spends most of its time foraging in trees and has a short, spiralling flight.

Similar species: 

The Red-browed Treecreeper C. erythrops has a red face and brow and a striped belly.

Where does it live?
Distribution: 

The White-throated Treecreeper is found in south-eastern and southern mainland Australia, from the Tropic of Capricorn to south-eastern South Australia, mostly on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range.

Habitat: 

The White-throated Treecreeper prefers forests, including rainforests, woodlands and timbered river areas. Rarely seen on the ground, it lives in permanent territories.

Seasonal movements: 

Sedentary.

What does it do?
Feeding: 

The White-throated Treecreeper feeds mainly on ants, but will eat other invertebrates as well as nectar.

Breeding: 

The female White-throated Treecreeper builds the nest and incubates the eggs, but both sexes care for the young. Two broods may be raise in a season. The nest is made in a tree cavity, which is lined with bark, fur and hair.

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