Certhiidae


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Certhiidae

 

a family of birds of the order Passeriformes. There are two genera: Certhia and Tichodroma. Some ornithologists place the genus Tichodroma in the family Sittidae and include the African-Indian genus Salpornis and the Australian family Climacteridae among the Certhidae.

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