Black-tailed Treecreeper (Climacteris melanurus) - HBW 12, p. 660
French: Échelet à queue noire
Spanish: Corretroncos Colinegro
Other common names: Chestnut-bellied Treecreeper; Allied Treecreeper (wellsi)
Taxonomy: Climacteris melanura Gould, 1843, Derby, Western Australia.
Genus name originally introduced with no indication of intended gender, so deemed to be masculine by default. Forms a superspecies with C. picumnus and C. rufus. Race wellsi has in the past been treated as a separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanurus Gould, 1843 - N Western Australia (E from Broome) and N Northern Territory E to Gulf of Carpentaria uplands and NW Queensland (S to Tropic of Capricorn).
- wellsi Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 - Pilbara region of W Western Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
- No sound recordings available yet