Giant Nuthatch (Sitta magna) - HBW 13, p. 144
Taxonomy: Sitta magna
R. G. W. Ramsay, 1876, Karenni, Myanmar.
Affinities unclear; possibly closer to Palearctic “S. europaea group” than to the brightly coloured predominantly tropical S. azurea and S. formosa. Races presumed to intergrade in S China (SW Yunnan). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ligea Deignan, 1938 - S China in extreme S Sichuan (Yanyuan and Miyi), W & S Yunnan (S to Longpeng and S Xishuangbanna) and extreme SW Guizhou (Xingyi, near Qianxinan).
- magna R. G. W. Ramsay, 1876 - C & E Myanmar (S from Mogok hills, E from Menetaung range and Kalaw, to Mt Nattaung, in N Karen), adjacent S China (SW Yunnan) and NW Thailand.
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
A bird on a broken trunk, calling Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp magna)
Josep del Hoyo 2 November 2004 7 years ago 29 sec 2.9
bird on a tree Locality Doi Lang, North Western Thailand, Thailand
Keith and Lynn Youngs 24 January 2014 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 11 sec 2.5