Rock Nuthatch

The Western Rock Nuthatch is a bird associated with habitats with bare rocks, especially in mountainous areas. Those at the highest altitudes may move lower down in winter.

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The Rock Nuthatch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

rock nuthatches are not strongly tied to woodlands: they breed on rocky slopes or cliffs, although both move into wooded areas when not breeding. In parts of Asia where several species occur in the same geographic region, there is often an altitudinal separation in their preferred habitats. Nuthatches prefer a fairly temperate climate; northern species live near sea level whereas those further south are found in cooler highland habitats. More

Rock Nuthatch) is a small passerine bird which breeds from Serbia east through Greece and Turkey to Iran. This nuthatch is largely resident apart from some post-breeding dispersal. The Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota is a separate species, which occurs further east in south-central Asia. The Western Rock Nuthatch is a bird associated with habitats with bare rocks, especially in mountainous areas. Those at the highest altitudes may move lower down in winter. More

Rock Nuthatch of Pamukkale = Rock Nuthatch of Pamukkale Información de la foto Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer (9758) Género: Animals Medio: Color Tomada el: 2010-04-10 Categorías: Birds Cámara: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM Exposición: f/7. More

The Western Rock Nuthatch is 13.5cm long, slightly smaller than Eurasian Nuthatch, and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is long-legged and long-billed compared to most of its relatives. The race S. n. neumayer of southeast Europe is dark grey above, and has a long strong black eyestripe. It has a white throat and underparts shading to buff on the belly. More

The Western Rock Nuthatch builds an elaborate flask-shaped nest from mud, dung and hair or feathers, and decorates the nest's exterior and nearby crevices with feathers and insect wings. The nests are located in rock crevices, in caves, under cliff overhangs or on buildings. The Eastern Rock Nuthatch builds a similar but less complex structure across the entrance to a cavity. Its nest can be quite small but may weigh up to 32 kg (70 lb). More

The Rock Nuthatch is distributed in the Balkans along the Adriatic coast, in Greece, Bulgaria, the Caucasus, Turkey and south to Israel. It is found on mountains and hills, mainly limestone, in dry, scrubby vegetation. In summer it feeds mainly on insects while in winter it feeds on seeds and snails. It is very much a bird of the ground and rocks. More

* Western Rock Nuthatch Western Rock Nuthatch on the rock. Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran nemati 30 October 2009 12 weeks ago 3. More

Rock Nuthatch, Israel, Mount Hermon 23 March 2009 © Matthew Deans Two birds showing very well, also Sombre Tit and Rock Bunting in the vicinity. More

as their names imply the two rock nuthatches breed on rocky slopes or cliffs, although both will move into wooded areas when not breeding. Nuthatches typically prefer a fairly temperate climate, and most of the species breeding in the more southerly regions of the northern hemisphere are found in highland habitats. Those that breed further north may be lowland birds in the north of their range, but associated with mountains further south. More

mud nest of the Rock Nuthatch may weigh up to 950 times the weight of one bird. Red-breasted Nuthatch eggs are pure white spotted with reddish-brown and are less than 2 cm long. The female lays from four to seven eggs and incubation, or keeping the eggs warm until they hatch, takes 12 days. The young are fed a variety of insects and other invertebrates, or small creatures without a backbone. More

Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Eastern Rock-Nuthatch, Great Rock Nuthatch, Persian Nuthatch Common Names in French: Sittelle Des Rochers Common Names in German: Klippenkleiber Common Names in Japanese: ヒガシイワゴジュウカラ Common Names in Spanish: Trepador Armenio Description - Subfamily Sittidae A family of small passerine birds in 23 species. More

of the rock nuthatch, in rocks. They excavate net cavities in trees and close up the entrance hole with mud until it is possible for the birds toe squeeze in. The small size of the entrance hole helps to keep the predators out. The two rock nuthatches have taken this one step further by walling up very large holes or crevices, or even building an entire dome-shaped nest of mud, attached to a vertical rock face. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Western Rock Nuthatch is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sittidae
Genus : Sitta
Species : neumayer
Authority : Michahelles, 1830