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Giant Nuthatch

Sitta magna Wardlaw-Ramsay, RG 1876

The giant nuthatch is a species of bird in the family Sittidae. It is the largest of the nuthatches, measuring 19.5 cm (7.7 in) in length. Its upperparts are bluish gray, with the front being light gray, contrasting with the darker rest of the back. The bird has two very thick black eyebrow lines and light gray underparts, with whitish cheeks and throat, and a belly more or less washed with buff and cinnamon. For a nuthatch, it has a long beak and tail. The female can be distinguished from the male by its duller eye features and its upperparts having less contrast between the crown, nape, and lower back. The calls are powerful and made up of repetitions of simple patterns. The species gleans its food from the trunks and branches of trees, especially pines, and feeds on insects and berries. It nests around March, in the hole of a tree and without masking the entrance, and the nest has about three young. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Wardlaw-Ramsay, RG 1876

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 3, p. 677 pl.63

Protonym:
  Sitta magna

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/92484#page/825/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C71B1D8ABE9F9BBA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C71B1D8A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C71B1D8A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563025


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Sitta magna magna: S China (w Yunnan) to se Myanmar and nw Thailand
  • Sitta magna ligea: SW China (extreme s Sichuan, nw Yunnan and sw Guizhou)
English:
Giant Nuthatch
Catalan:
pica-soques gegant
Czech:
brhlík velký
Danish:
Kæmpespætmejse
German:
Riesenkleiber
Spanish:
Trepador Gigante
Spanish (Spain):
Trepador Gigante
Finnish:
isonakkeli
French:
Sittelle géante
Croatian:
veliki brgljez
Hungarian:
óriáscsuszka
Italian:
Picchio muratore gigante
Japanese (romaji):
onigojuukara
Japanese:
オニゴジュウカラ
Lithuanian:
Milžiniškasis bukutis
Dutch:
Reuzenboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kjempespettmeis
Norwegian:
Kjempespettmeis
Polish:
kowalik wielki
Portuguese:
trepadeira-gigante
Russian:
Поползень-великан
Slovak:
brhlík veľký
Swedish:
jättenötväcka
Ukrainian:
Повзик гігантський
Chinese:
巨䴓
Chinese (Traditional):
巨鳾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Sittelle géante ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Sittelle géante ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Sitta magna [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Sitta magna [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Sitta magna [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Giant Nuthatch ( Sitta magna) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta magna [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta magna [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: nəhəng cilovlu
Bulgarian: Гигантска зидарка
Catalan: pica-soques gegant
Czech: Brhlík pruhohlavý, brhlík velký
Danish: Kæmpespætmejse
German: Riesenkleiber
English: Giant Nuthatch
English, HBW: Giant Nuthatch
English (IOC): Giant Nuthatch
English (United States): Giant Nuthatch
Esperanto: Giganta sito
Spanish: Sita Gigante, Trepador Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Trepador Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Giant Nuthatch
Estonian: suur-puukoristaja
Finnish: Isonakkeli
French: Sittelle géante
Croatian: veliki brgljez
Hungarian: óriáscsuszka
Italian: Picchio muratore gigante
Japanese (romaji): oni gojū-kara, onigojuugara, onigojuukara
Japanese: オニゴジュウカラ, オニゴジュウガラ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼五十雀
Scientific: Sitta magna, Sitta magna magna
Lithuanian: Milžiniškasis bukutis
Dutch: Reuzenboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempespettmeis
Norwegian: Kjempespettmeis
Polish: kowalik wielki
Pinyin: jù shī
Portuguese: trepadeira-gigante
Portuguese (Portugal): trepadeira-gigante
Russian: Гигантский поползень, Поползень-великан
Slovak: brhlík veľký
Swedish: Jättenötväcka
Thai: นกไต่ไม้ใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók tày-máy yày
Turkish: Büyük sıvacı
Ukrainian: Повзик гігантський
Chinese: 巨䴓, 巨, 巨鳾
Chinese (Traditional): 巨鳾

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