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.
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.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
about 600 pairs
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