|Rufous Treecreeper Climacteris rufus
|Porongurup, Western Australia
The Rufous Treecreeper is distributed from south and south-central Western Australia to the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in open woodland and jarrah forest. This bird was photographed on what I think was a jarrah Eucalyptus marginata tree.
|It is the only member of the treecreeper family to be found in south-western Australia. It hunts for insects by
probing into cracks, crevices and peeling bark.
The male has black edges to the streaks on the upper breast unlike the female in photos 1 and 2 where the streaks are edged with reddish-chestnut.
The high-pitched "tseet" in its call resembles Morse code.
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