Bar-tailed treecreeper

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Bar-tailed treecreeper
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Bara Patthar Nainitaal Uttarakhand 01.12.2014.jpg
From in Bara Patthar, Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Certhiidae
Genus: Certhia
Species: C. himalayana
Binomial name
Certhia himalayana
Vigors, 1832

The bar-tailed treecreeper (Certhia himalayana), or the Himalayan treecreeper is a species of bird in the family Certhiidae. It is found primarily in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, particularly in the Himalayas, as well as in adjoining regions. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Burma, Nepal, Tibet, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.


A juvenile Bar-tailed treecreeper from Dharamkot, Himachal

The bar-tailed treecreeper has a flecked or striped feather pattern, usually in black, brown, white and red hues. This coloration allows the treecreeper to blend in with its forest surroundings quite well.