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Blue Nuthatch

Sitta azurea Lesson, RP 1830

The blue nuthatch is a bird species in the nuthatch family Sittidae. It is a medium-sized nuthatch, measuring 13.5 cm (5.3 in) in length. The species, which shows slight sexual dimorphism, has dramatic coloration unlike any other member of its genus. Its head is black or blackish-blue dark blue upperparts close to purple with azure feathers. The wings are edged with black. The throat and chest are white or a washed buff color, contrasting with the upperparts and the belly of a very dark blue; the covert feathers are generally clear, blue-gray or purplish. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Lesson, RP 1830

Reference:
   Traité Orn. Tabl. Méth. livr.4 p.316

Protonym:
  Sitta azurea

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/111050#page/354/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F2F45703F352EFA3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F2F45703

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F2F45703


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563015

Geographic range:

  • Sitta azurea azurea: E Java
  • Sitta azurea expectata: Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
  • Sitta azurea nigriventer: W Java
English:
Blue Nuthatch
Catalan:
pica-soques capnegre
Czech:
brhlík brýlatý
Danish:
Azurspætmejse
German:
Schwarzbauchkleiber
Spanish:
Trepador Azur
Spanish (Spain):
Trepador Azur
Finnish:
sundannakkeli
French:
Sittelle bleue
Croatian:
plavetni brgljez
Hungarian:
feketehasú csuszka
Italian:
Picchio muratore blu
Japanese (romaji):
zugurogojuukara
Japanese:
ズグロゴジュウカラ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynasis bukutis
Dutch:
Zwartbuikboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåspettmeis
Norwegian:
Blåspettmeis
Polish:
kowalik okularowy
Portuguese:
trepadeira-azurita
Russian:
Лазурный поползень
Slovak:
brhlík čiernobruchý
Swedish:
blånötväcka
Ukrainian:
Повзик блакитний
Chinese:
蓝䴓
Chinese (Traditional):
天藍鳾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bulgarian: Синя зидарка
Catalan: pica-soques capnegre
Czech: Brhlík azurový, brhlík brýlatý
Danish: Azurspætmejse
German: Schwarzbauchkleiber
English: Azure Nuthatch, Blue Nuthatch
English, HBW: Blue Nuthatch
English (IOC): Blue Nuthatch
English (United States): Blue Nuthatch
Esperanto: Blua sito
Spanish: Sita Celeste, Trepador Azul, Trepador Azur
Spanish (Spain): Trepador Azur
Spanish (HBW): Blue Nuthatch
Estonian: ametüst-puukoristaja
Finnish: Sundannakkeli
French: Sittelle à dos azuré, Sittelle bleue
Croatian: plavetni brgljez
Hungarian: feketehasú csuszka
Indonesian: Burung Munguk Loreng, Gelatik munguk gunung, Munguk Loreng
Italian: Picchio muratore azzurro, Picchio muratore blu
Japanese (romaji): zu-guro gojū-kara, zugurogojuugara, zugurogojuukara
Japanese: ズグロゴジュウカラ, ズグロゴジュウガラ
Japanese (Kanji): 頭黒五十雀
Scientific: Sitta azurea, Sitta azurea azurea
Lithuanian: Mėlynasis bukutis
Malay: Burung Patuk Gunung
Dutch: Zwartbuikboomklever, Zwartbuik-boomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåspettmeis
Norwegian: Blåspettmeis
Polish: kowalik okularowy
Pinyin: lán shī, tiān lán shī
Portuguese: trepadeira-azurita
Portuguese (Portugal): trepadeira-de-barriga-preta
Russian: голубой поползень, Лазурный поползень
Slovak: brhlík čiernobruchý
Swedish: Blånötväcka
Thai: นกไต่ไม้สีน้ำเงิน
Thai (Transliteration): nók tày-máy sĭi-nám-ŋoen
Turkish: Mavi sıvacı
Ukrainian: Повзик блакитний
Chinese: 天蓝, 蓝䴓, 蓝
Chinese (Traditional): 天藍鳾, 藍鳾

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