Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Kashmir Nuthatch (Sitta cashmirensis) - HBW 13, p. 129

French: Sittelle du Cachemire German: Kaschmirkleiber Spanish: Trepador de Cachemira
Other common names: Brooks’s Nuthatch

Taxonomy: Sitta cashmirensis W. E. Brooks, 1871, Kashmir.
Forms a superspecies with S. europaea, S. nagaensis, S. castanea, S. cinnamoventris and S. neglecta. Intermediate in many respects between S. europaea and S. castanea/S. cinnamoventris and has often been treated as conspecific with one or other of these, but differs in vocalizations and plumage (especially undertail-coverts); occurs within 5 km of S. cinnamoventris in N Pakistan (Murree Hills). One alarm call (like that of Garrulus jay) and nest construction suggest possible affinity with S. neumayer and .. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Sitta cashmirensis W. E. Brooks, 1871, Kashmir.
Forms a superspecies with S. europaea, S. nagaensis, S. castanea, S. cinnamoventris and S. neglecta. Intermediate in many respects between S. europaea and S. castanea/S. cinnamoventris and has often been treated as conspecific with one or other of these, but differs in vocalizations and plumage (especially undertail-coverts); occurs within 5 km of S. cinnamoventris in N Pakistan (Murree Hills). One alarm call (like that of Garrulus jay) and nest construction suggest possible affinity with S. neumayer and S. tephronota. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Afghanistan (Nuristan and Kohistan S to Safed Koh), N Pakistan (S to extreme N Baluchistan, and W Himalayas E from Chitral) and Kashmir; also NW Nepal (Humla, Mugu, Jumla and Dolpo E to Phoksumdo Tal, S to Surkhet).

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