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Bar-tailed Treecreeper

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Subspecies C. h. yunnanensisPhoto © by pauxTangjiahe Nature Resterve, Sichuan, China, May 2015
Subspecies C. h. yunnanensis
Photo © by paux
Tangjiahe Nature Resterve, Sichuan, China, May 2015
Certhia himalayana


[edit] Identification

14 cm (5½ in)

  • Dark barring on tail
  • White throat
  • Whitish or dirty greyish-buff underparts
  • Long bill

[edit] Distribution

Nominate Subspecies Photo © by Alok TewariDist. Almora, Uttarakhand, Alt. 5500-6000 ft above MSL, India, October 2016
Nominate Subspecies
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand, Alt. 5500-6000 ft above MSL, India, October 2016

Asia: Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Burma

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • C. h. taeniura:
  • C. h. himalayana:
  • C. h. yunnanensis:
  • C. h. ripponi:
  • Western Burma (Mount Victoria)

[edit] Habitat

Boreal and temperate forests. Also well wooded areas in winter.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, spiders and small invertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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