ⓘ List of Eurasian nuthatch subspecies. The Eurasian nuthatch is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe. There are more than 20 subs ..

                                     

ⓘ List of Eurasian nuthatch subspecies

The Eurasian nuthatch is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe. There are more than 20 subspecies, but the precise number depends on how small differences between populations are evaluated. This article follows the 2013 Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive treatment, which has more recognised forms than the 1996 Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers. Given the similarities between geographical forms of the Eurasian nuthatch, subspecies boundaries are somewhat fluid, although fewer than half as many are recognised now as in 1967.

The Eurasian nuthatch taxa can be divided into three main groups; the S. e. caesia group of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the S. e. europaea group of Scandinavia, Russia, Japan and northern China and the S. e. sinensis group of southern and eastern China and Taiwan. These may have been geographically isolated from each other until relatively recently. Birds of intermediate appearance occur where the group ranges overlap. The descriptions below are of the male. The female is usually slightly duller with a brown tint to the eyestripe and paler underparts, although the sexes are very similar in the S. e. sinensis group.

                                     

1. S. e. caesia group

The S. e. caesia group is found in much of Europe, as well as North Africa and the Middle East. Members of the subspecies group have buff breast and a white throat.

                                     
  • The Eurasian nuthatch or wood nuthatch Sitta europaea is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe, where its name is the
  • believed to be a subspecies of the Eurasian nuthatch A recent change in this taxonomy is a split of the chestnut - bellied nuthatch into three species
  • lower belly. Its nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage. Like other nuthatches, the white - breasted nuthatch forages for insects
  • Eastern Siberia. Until 2006, it was usually treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian nuthatch Sitta europaea The split was accepted by the British Ornithologists
  • including the Eurasian nuthatch S. europaea Siberian nuthatch S. arctica chestnut - vented nuthatch S. nagaensis Kashmir nuthatch S. cashmirensis
  • shares much of its European range, by its different song. The Eurasian treecreeper has nine or more subspecies which breed in different parts of its range
  • and feet. Eurasian nuthatch Sitta europaea Kruper s nuthatch Sitta krueperi Western rock nuthatch Sitta neumayer Eastern rock nuthatch Sitta tephronota
  • europaea, Eurasian nuthatch Sitta villosa, snowy - browed nuthatch Certhia familiaris, common treecreeper Troglodytes troglodytes, Eurasian wren Parus
  • pusillus Indian nuthatch Sitta castanea Velvet - fronted nuthatch Sitta frontalis Tawny - breasted wren - babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus Eurasian siskin Spinus
  • Common myna Bank myna Jungle myna Hill myna Chestnut - bellied nuthatch Velvet - fronted nuthatch Indian spotted creeper Cinereous tit White - naped tit Himalayan
  • species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Syria. Eurasian nuthatch Sitta europaea Rock nuthatch Sitta neumayer Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae
  • and 3 species which occur in Iran. Eurasian nuthatch Sitta europaea Rock nuthatch Sitta neumayer Persian nuthatch Sitta tephronota Order: Passeriformes   Family: