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Beautiful Nuthatch

Sitta formosa Blyth, 1843

The beautiful nuthatch is a bird species in the family Sittidae, collectively known as nuthatches. It is a large nuthatch, measuring 16.5 cm (6.5 in) in length, that is not sexually dimorphic. Its coloration and markings are dramatic, the upper parts being black and azure, streaked with white and pale blue on the head and lined with the same colors on the wing feathers. The underparts are orange, and the eyebrow and throat are ochre. An irregular, dark eyestripe highlights its eye. S. formosa's ecology is not fully described, but it is known to feed on small insects and larvae found on the trunks and epiphyte-covered branches of trees in its range. Reproduction takes place from April to May; the nest is placed in the hole of an oak, rhododendron, or other large tree. The nest is made of plant material and fur in which the bird typically lays four to six eggs. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sittidae
Genus:
   Sitta
Scientific:
  Sitta formosa


Original description

Citation:
  Blyth, 1843

Reference:
  J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal p.938

Protonym:
  Sitta formosa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40060927


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9867D23DF05C1005

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9867D23D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9867D23D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563019


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Sitta formosa: Sikkim and Bhutan to Yunnan, Myanmar and nw Tonkin
English:
Beautiful Nuthatch
Catalan:
pica-soques esplèndid
Czech:
brhlík nádherný
Danish:
Pragtspætmejse
German:
Schmuckkleiber
Spanish:
Trepador Hermoso
Spanish (Spain):
Trepador Hermoso
Finnish:
kaunonakkeli
French:
Sittelle superbe
Croatian:
prugastoleđi brgljez
Hungarian:
ékszercsuszka
Italian:
Picchio muratore magnifico
Japanese (romaji):
binangojuukara
Japanese:
ビナンゴジュウカラ
Lithuanian:
Puošnusis bukutis
Dutch:
Prachtboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Praktspettmeis
Norwegian:
Praktspettmeis
Polish:
kowalik wspaniały
Portuguese:
trepadeira-soberba
Russian:
Поползень-красавец
Slovak:
brhlík pestrý
Swedish:
praktnötväcka
Ukrainian:
Повзик-білозір
Chinese:
丽䴓
Chinese (Traditional):
麗鳾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Sittelle superbe ( Sitta formosa)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Sittelle superbe ( Sitta formosa)
Clements 1st edition:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Oriental Bird Club:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Sitta formosa
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Sitta formosa
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Sitta formosa
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Beautiful Nuthatch ( Sitta formosa)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta formosa
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta formosa

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: gözəl cilovlu, gözəl sitta
Bulgarian: Голяма зидарка
Catalan: pica-soques esplèndid
Czech: Brhlík nádherný
Danish: Pragtspætmejse
German: Schmuckkleiber
English: Beautiful Nuthatch, Beutiful Nuthatch
English, HBW: Beautiful Nuthatch
English (IOC): Beautiful Nuthatch
English (United States): Beautiful Nuthatch
Esperanto: Belega sito
Spanish: Sita Preciosa, Trepador Hermoso
Spanish (Spain): Trepador Hermoso
Spanish (HBW): Beautiful Nuthatch
Estonian: safiir-puukoristaja
Finnish: kaunonakkeli, Mustakaulusnakkeli
French: Sittelle magnifique, Sittelle superbe
Croatian: prugastoleđi brgljez
Hungarian: ékszercsuszka
Italian: Picchio muratore magnifico, Picchio muratore splendente
Japanese (romaji): binan gojū-kara, binangojuugara, binangojuukara
Japanese: ビナンゴジュウカラ, ビナンゴジュウガラ
Japanese (Kanji): 美男五十雀
Scientific: Sitta formosa
Lithuanian: Puošnusis bukutis
Dutch: Prachtboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Praktspettmeis
Norwegian: Praktspettmeis
Polish: kowalik wspanialy, kowalik wspaniały
Pinyin: lì shī
Portuguese: trepadeira-soberba
Portuguese (Portugal): trepadeira-formosa
Russian: Поползень-красавец, Прекрасный поползень
Slovak: brhlík pestrý
Swedish: Praktnötväcka
Thai: นกไต่ไม้สีสวย
Thai (Transliteration): nók tày-máy sĭi-sŭay
Turkish: Süslü sıvacı
Ukrainian: Повзик-білозір
Vietnamese: Chim Trèo cây lưng đen, Trèo cây lưng đen
Chinese: 丽䴓, 丽, 丽鳾
Chinese (Traditional): 麗鳾

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