Birda Logo
Species Guide
A photo of a Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufus)
Rufous Treecreeper

Rufous Treecreeper

Climacteris rufus

The Rufous Treecreeper, known scientifically as Climacteris rufus, presents a charming display of gray plumage complemented by a rufous face and breast, alongside a brown back. This bird is a delightful spectacle unique to the Australian landscape.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify this species, look for the distinct sexual dimorphism in their streak patterns: males exhibit dark streaks on their breast, whereas females are characterized by paler streaks. This subtle difference can be a helpful marker for keen observers.


The Rufous Treecreeper is a denizen of temperate forests as well as subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. These environments provide the perfect backdrop for this species' arboreal lifestyle.


This bird is endemic to Australia, meaning it is found nowhere else in the world. It is a true Australian avian treasure, thriving in the unique ecosystems of this vast continent.

Diet and Feeding

In its natural habitat, the Rufous Treecreeper exhibits a preference for foraging along the trunks and branches of Eucalyptus trees. It is here that it skillfully searches for insects, its primary source of sustenance.

Conservation status

The Rufous Treecreeper is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN. This status indicates that, for now, the species is not at immediate risk of decline, allowing bird enthusiasts to enjoy its presence in the Australian wilds.

App logo
Birda is a birdwatching app and community aimed at curious people who want to deepen their connection with nature.

Rufous Treecreepers on Birda


More Australasian Treecreepers

Birda Logo

Your birdwatching journey like never before

Connect with nature in minutes
Take a walk, look out of the window and log the birds that you see. Feel good about those little connections to nature.
Discover the joy of birding
Find new birding spots, see more birds, share and celebrate with a like-minded community of nature lovers.
Play your part in saving nature
Logging your birding sightings and sessions turns into positive action for our planet. Every sighting counts.

Birda Blog

What Our Birders Say
Awesome App
I really enjoy using this app! It is such a friendly community of bird-lovers who are happy to help if I need ID advice. It’s been great motivation to get outdoors and go birding more! 10/10 😍😍
Bryan C
Clean and easy to use
Really enjoying this app, it's clean and easy to use. I love the ease of being able to add those one-off birds without starting a whole checklist. I also like the social aspect, like the parts of my Facebook I like, without the ads and junk, just birds. Can't wait to see it become more populated.
The best bird logging app
Birda is honestly the best bird logging app I have seen. I love all the features it has from being able to do a session and log all the birds you see in one sitting, to being able to connect with other birders from all over the globe!
Hip An
Really enjoying Birda where I live i have a lot of Red kites really hard to photograph but I can video are you planning some place on the app where us Birda can post vids🦉🦅
Loving it
I really enjoy being able to interact with other birders on this platform! This seems like a great way to meet other birders and find some new spots.
David C
Very knowledgeable group
Nice friendly birding community. Very knowledgeable group with a willingness to help.
Stewart W
Fantastic to be involved
Fantastic to be involved, great for mental health and gets you responding with the Challenges that are to takd part in.
Love Birda
I love this app. It really encourages you to log your sightings and the community is friendly and helpful.
A Friendly Place
I love using the bird app, I have a pretty good knowledge of birds. But I do have some gaps in it, so it’s nice to have a safe space to check on a sighting to confirm the species. It’s really enjoyable and I love the badges you can collect. It’s like a real life Pokémon go.
Great bird recording
For a while I’ve been trying to find an app to easily record bird lists and day out and struggled to find one that I like. Birda is great for this, straightforward and a great community!
As featured in
Birda Logo
AboutPressAmbassadorsAffiliatesInfluencersCareersPrivacyTerms & Conditions
An app for birdwatchers
Connect with us
Copyright © 2024 Chirp Birding. All rights reserved.