Chinese nuthatch

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Chinese nuthatch
Sitta villosa1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: S. villosa
Binomial name
Sitta villosa
Verreaux, 1865

The Chinese nuthatch or snowy-browed nuthatch (Sitta villosa) is a species of bird in the Sittidae family. It is found in China, North Korea, and South Korea.[2]


12 cm length. Bluish-grey upperparts and buffy to orange-cinnamon underparts. Bill appears uptitled. Male: Black cap and eyestripe with white supercilium. Cheeks and throat whitish. Female: Grey crown, with narrower supercilium. Duller and browner above and below than male. Habitat: Mature coniferous forests or groves of trees.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sitta villosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Nazarenko, A.A. (2006). "Systematic notes on Asian birds. 64. The range of the Chinese Nuthatch Sitta villosa and an evaluation of subspecies validity". Zoologische Mededelingen. 80: 265–271. 
  3. ^ A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea (2000). ISBN 89-951415-3-0.

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