Siberian nuthatch

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Siberian nuthatch
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Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: S. arctica
Binomial name
Sitta arctica
Buturlin, 1907
Distribution map.

The Siberian nuthatch (Sitta arctica) is a small passerine bird of the family Sittidae, found in Eastern Siberia. Until 2006, it was usually treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea).[1] The split was accepted by the British Ornithologists' Union in 2012.[2]


  1. ^ Yaroslav Red'kin and Maria V. Konovalova, « Systematic notes on Asian birds. 63. The eastern Asiatic races of Sitta europaea Linnaeus, 1758 », Zoologische Mededelingen, vol. 80, no 15, December 21, 2006, p. 241-261 (ISSN 0024-0672)
  2. ^ Sangster, George; Collinson, Martin; Crochet, J. Pierre-André; Knox, Alan G.; Parkin, David T.; Votier, Stephen C. (2012). "Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: eighth report". Ibis. 154 (4): 874–883. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01273.x.