Nuthatches (Sittidae)

Przewalski's Nuthatch (Sitta przewalskii) - HBW 13, p. 139

French: Sittelle de Przewalski German: Przewalskikleiber Spanish: Trepador de Przewalski

Taxonomy: Sitta przewalskii Berezowski and Bianchi, 1891, Mindzheuskago Okruga [= Mindscheu District, presumably Minhé Huizu, in Haidong Prefecture], upper Huang He (Yellow River), east Qinghai, China.
Forms a superspecies with S. leucopsis; until recently treated as conspecific, but separated on basis of significant morphological and vocal differences. Monotypic.

Distribution: C China in E & S Qinghai (Daban Shan S to Amdo Plateau and upper R Hwang He, and Nangqen area), extreme SW Gansu (region SW of Xiahe and Minxian), N, C & W Sichuan (Songpan region, Qionglai Shan and around Litang) and extreme NE Xizang (NE of Qamdo); also, separately, in SE Xizang (Kongbo, in Tsangpo valley) and C Yunnan (Kunming).

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