|(Photo from Fotografija by Beno)|
Eurasian nuthatch (en); trepadeira-azul (pt); sittelle torchepot (fr); trepador-azul (es); kleiber (de)
These birds are found throughout Europe, with the exception of Ireland, Iceland and northern Scandinavia. There are also found in Turkey, the Middle East and northern Iran, and across the temperate latitudes of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and Japan. They are also present in Taiwan.
The Eurasian nuthatch is 14-15 cm long and has a wingspan of 20-25 cm. They weigh 20-24 g.
Habitat:They prefer mature deciduous woodland, but will also be found in gardens and parks with some old trees for nesting.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
With a global population of 50-250 million individuals and an extremely large breeding range, this species is not threatened at present. The population is suspected to be fluctuating owing to fluctuations in food availability.