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

Description[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.