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Sitta formosa Blyth, 1843 – Beautiful Nuthatch

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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). 

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Sitta formosa Blyth, 1843 – Beautiful Nuthatch. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1794/Sitta-formosa
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