Beautiful Nuthatch

Scientific Name
Sitta formosa
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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The Beautiful Nuthatch (Sitta formosa) is a species of large nuthatches found in north east India and parts of Southeast Asia. This is a large nuthatch, black-backed with white streaking. The upper back, rump and shoulders are bright blue. The underparts are dull orange, although the face is somewhat paler. In flight, a white patch contrasts with the otherwise dark underwing. Sexes are similar, as are young birds. It forages for insects in high trees in dense forest, and this always rare species has been adversely affected by woodland clearance. Its rarity, retiring habits, and the political and geographical inaccessibility of its range mean that this species is little known.