Treecreepers (Certhiidae)

Rusty-flanked Treecreeper (Certhia nipalensis) - HBW 13, p. 185

French: Grimpereau du Népal German: Rostflanken-Baumläufer Spanish: Agateador Nepalés
Other common names: Nepal/Stoliczka’s Treecreeper

Taxonomy: C.[erthia] nipalensis Blyth, 1845, Nepal.
Occasionally considered a race of C. familiaris, but no grounds for such treatment. Molecular genetic studies (cytochrome b) indicate that C. tianquanensis is its closest relative. Monotypic.

Distribution: Himalayas from N India (E Uttaranchal) E to E Bhutan, also S China (SE Xizang, extreme W Yunnan W of R Salween) and NE Myanmar (SE Kachin).

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