Sitta formosa Blyth, 1843 - Beautiful Nuthatch

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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Sitta formosa - Beautiful Nuthatch



This species is rare. It inhabits forests of India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, and China, at 600m-2,400m asl. It is an altitudinal migrant, it descends from higher altitudes (1,500m-2,400m) during the breeding season (BirdLife International 2016).
 
Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale timber extraction and overgrazing for domestic livestock. Hunting is also a major threat to this species, leading to low adult survival (BirdLife International 2016). 
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
BirdLife International 2016. Sitta formosa . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22711231A94285206. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22711231A94285206.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Sitta formosa Blyth, 1843 – Beautiful Nuthatch. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/sitta-formosa, accessed 2024/06/24.