Chinese nuthatch

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

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

Description[edit]

The Chinese nuthatch grows to 12 cm in length. Both sexes have bluish-grey backs, and buff to orange-cinnamon breasts. The males has a black cap and eyestripe with a white supercilium, and whitish cheeks and throats, while the female has a grey crown, with a narrower supercilium, and is generally duller and browner above and below than the male. The Chinese nuthatch is found in mature coniferous forests or groves of trees.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sitta villosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  3. ^ A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea (2000). ISBN 89-951415-3-0.

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