Przewalski's Nuthatch (Sitta przewalskii) - HBW 13, p. 139
French: Sittelle de Przewalski
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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A bird on the top of a dry trunk, looking around. Locality Nangqian Forest Reserve, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 1 August 2002 7 years ago 26 sec 3
Two birds at the top of a high tree. Locality Dongxia Scenic Area, Xining, Qinghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 19 August 2005 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 23 sec 2.5
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