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Krüper's Nuthatch
Sitta krueperi

Map of the common names


Description
A small nuthatch (L 12 cm) wich is often found high up on the tops of trees. Eye-stripe strickingly narrow, characteristic rusty-red breast patch and bluish plumage. Relatively common, mainly in pine forests and also among spruce and cedars. Feeds on insects. Resident.


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
Approximate population-size estimated of 500 breeding pairs. The very limited population size of the species as well as loss of habitat through fires and forestry are considered the major threats.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
about 600 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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