White-browed treecreeper

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White-browed treecreeper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Climacteridae
Genus: Climacteris
Species: C. affinis
Binomial name
Climacteris affinis
Blyth, 1864

The white-browed treecreeper (Climacteris affinis) is a species of bird in the Climacteridae family. It is endemic to Australia.

Eulo, SW Queensland, Australia


It is brown and grey with black and white streaks all over its breast. Its face has thin black streaks and a long bright white brow which it gets its name from. It has a buff wing-bar[2]

Conservation Status[edit]

White-browed treecreepers are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. However, their conservation status varies from state to state within Australia. For example:

  • The white-browed treecreeper is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).[3] Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has been prepared.[4]
  • On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the white-browed treecreeper is listed as vulnerable.[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Climacteris affinis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Michael Morcombe, The field guide to Australian birds, Steve Parish Publishing (2004)
  3. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
  4. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
  5. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2007). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2007. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-74208-039-0.