The White-throated Treecreeper is dark brown, with a distinctive white throat and chest, and white streaks on its flanks, edged with black. Its diet consists mainly of ants.
What do White-throated Treecreepers look like?
The White-throated Treecreeper is dark brown, with a distinctive white throat and chest, and white streaks on its flanks, edged with black. The wings have a red bar that is visible in flight and the undertail is barred. The female has an orange mark on the sides of the face. Like other treecreepers, spends most of its time foraging in trees and has a short, spiralling flight.
Where do White-throated Treecreepers live?
The White-throated Treecreeper prefers forests, including rainforests, woodlands and timbered river areas. Rarely seen on the ground, it lives in permanent territories.
The White-throated Treecreeper is found in south-eastern and southern mainland Australia, from the Tropic of Capricorn to south-eastern South Australia, mostly on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range.
What do White-throated Treecreepers eat and how do they communicate?
Feeding and diet
The White-throated Treecreeper feeds mainly on ants, but will eat other invertebrates as well as nectar.
What are White-throated Treecreepers breeding behaviours?
The female White-throated Treecreeper builds the nest and incubates the eggs, but both sexes care for the young. Two broods may be raised in a season. The nest is made in a tree cavity, which is lined with bark, fur and hair.
Breeding Season: August to January.