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Philippine creeper

Philippine creepers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhabdornithidae
Genus:Rhabdornis
Species
R. mysticalis
R. inornatus

The Philippine creepers are a family of small passerines found in the Philippines.

The Philippine creeper family Rhabdornithidae contains 2 closely related species of bird. They do not migrate other than local movements.

The Philippine creepers are similar in appearance to treecreepers. They have thin pointed down-curved bills, which they can use to extricate insects from bark, but they have brush-like tongues, which enable them to also feed on nectar.

Their behaviour is said to resemble that of tits more than the treecreepers, to which they are not related.

Nests are tree crevices.

The list of species follows below.

There are three other small bird families with 'treecreeper' or 'creeper' in their name. See also Australian treecreepers[?], Spotted Creeper and treecreepers.



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