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Family: Sittidae

[edit] Description

Nuthatches from North America, Europe, Northern Africa and Asia.
Nuthatches have a dumpy, compact body, a short tail, rounded wings, short legs and a strong bill.
They live in forests and woodland (except two species) and are known to climb head-first down trees. Many species reduce the size of their nest hole with mud.

[edit] Taxonomy

This family contains only a single genus. Sittidae is a Family in the Order Passeriformes.

Family Sittidae viewedit

Genus Sitta viewedit
S. castanea Indian Nuthatch
S. cinnamoventris Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
S. neglecta Burmese Nuthatch
S. europaea Eurasian Nuthatch
S. nagaensis Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
S. cashmirensis Kashmir Nuthatch
S. himalayensis White-tailed Nuthatch
S. victoriae White-browed Nuthatch
S. canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch
S. leucopsis White-cheeked Nuthatch
S. przewalskii Przevalski's Nuthatch
S. carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
S. pygmaea Pygmy Nuthatch
S. pusilla Brown-headed Nuthatch
S. whiteheadi Corsican Nuthatch
S. ledanti Algerian Nuthatch
S. krueperi Krüper's Nuthatch
S. villosa Chinese Nuthatch
S. yunnanensis Yunnan Nuthatch
S. neumayer Western Rock Nuthatch
S. tephronota Eastern Rock Nuthatch
S. frontalis Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
S. solangiae Yellow-billed Nuthatch
S. oenochlamys Sulphur-billed Nuthatch
S. azurea Blue Nuthatch
S. magna Giant Nuthatch
S. formosa Beautiful Nuthatch

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453


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