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Alternative names: Mountain Nuthatch; Naga Nuthatch
Sexes similar, female with rufous flanks, concolorous with undertail-coverts. Juveniles are on average slightly buffer.
 Similar species
Distinguished from White-tailed Nuthatch by lack of white in central tail feathers and much paler underparts.
Found in southern China (southeast Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, southwest Guizhou, an isolated population in northwest Fujian), northeast India, Burma, northwest Thailand, southern Laos (Bolovens Plateau) and southern Vietnam (Da Lat Plateau to Mount Pantar).
Formerly considered conspecific with Eurasian Nuthatch.
There are 2 subspecies:
Two additional subspecies montium and nebulosa are not generally recognised.
Moist montanes, temperate and moist forests.
No information on diet. Feeds probably on small arthropods and some seeds.
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