The White-throated Treecreeper is often heard before it is seen. Its loud, piping call is a common sound in the dry, open eucalypt forests of south-eastern Australia. Treecreepers are usually seen foraging with great agility, spiralling up the trunks and larger branches of eucalypts, especially those with rough bark. As they climb head-first up the tree, they probe fissures in the bark in search of invertebrates. When they reach the top, they glide down to the base of a nearby tree and resume their spiral foraging process.