Kashmir nuthatch

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Kashmir nuthatch
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
S. cashmirensis
Binomial name
Sitta cashmirensis
Brooks, 1871

The Kashmir nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis) is a species of bird in the family Sittidae. It is found in the northernmost regions of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the mid-altitudes of the Himalayas. The species ranges across Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in eastern Afghanistan and north-western India, and fairly common in Nepal (Harrap and Quinn 1996).


It makes its home in the subtropical and tropical humid montane forests. It prefers a high altitude, from 1,800 to 3,350 meters.


This bird measures 14 cm (5.5 in) long and has mostly grey upper parts, reddish underparts and a pale throat and chin.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sitta cashmirensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.beautyofbirds.com/kashmirnuthatch.html