Tree-clinging Birds

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Tree-clinging Birds include mainly different species of Woodpeckers and Nuthatches.

These birds can perch on trees upright. Bird like Nuthatches can even perch upside-down. These species nest in cavities and they all use the tree holes. These can be natural holes OR old nest of other birds. These birds are typically omnivorous.

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Barbets

Total Records: 7

Barbets are usually birds of the inner forest. They are mainly solitary birds, eating insects and fruit. Figs are the most important fruit taken by Barbets. Large fig trees will attract several species of barbet. In addition to figs numerous other species of fruiting tree and bush are visited, an individual barbet may feed on as many as 60 different species in its range. They will also visit plantations and take cultivated fruit and vegetables. Fruit is eaten whole and indigestible material such as seed pits regurgitated later. Barbets are thought to be important agents in seed dispersal in tropical forests.

Nuthatches, Creepers

Total Records: 7

Nuthatches usually move down tree trunks instead of up like Brown Creepers. They have shorter tails and they don't lean on them for support the way Brown Creepers do. Nuthatches are much grayer on the back, totally lacking the streaky brown camouflage of Brown Creepers.

Woodpeckers

Total Records: 68

The Woodpeckers are a family of near-passerine birds. Members of this family are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions. Most species live in forests or woodland habitats, although a few species are known to live in treeless areas such as rocky hillsides and deserts. Many species are threatened or endangered due to loss of habitat or habitat fragmentation. Two species of woodpeckers, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the Imperial Woodpecker, have been considered extinct for about 30 years.