Indian Spotted Creeper
Salpornis spilonotus

5 March 2014

Possible regional races (polytypic)
-Salpornis spilonotus rajputanae, Meinertzhagen & Meinertzhagen,A, 1926, BBOC 46 p83

Historical notes on Indian Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus
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Indian Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus

Indian Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus - with prey
Probing the deep fissures of a Prosopis cineraria tree
Near Tal Chappar WLS, Churu District, Rajasthan, India on 15 oct 2011

Habits: This Creeper is a bird of the plains, being found in small flocks in winter and in pairs as soon as the breeding season commences. Davidson found it not uncommon in Khandesh, common in the northern end of the Western Ghats along the Tapti River. The country here is hot and low-lying, mostly flat but containing small wooded hills. They haunt the larger trees for preference, but are also sometimes found on smaller ones and they frequent both forest and more open well-wooded country. Their actions on a tree are much the same as those of birds of the genus Certhia and they are equally active and quick in their movements. Blanford records their flight as rather swift and their call as a whistling note.
Indian Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus

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