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Sitta magna (Giant Nuthatch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The giant nuthatch (Sitta magna) is a species of bird in the Sittidae family. It is the largest species in the genus at 19.5 centimetres (7.68 in), and is largely grey in colour except for a faintly rufous underpart in the female, whose eyestripe is also duller than the male. The bill is much bulkier than other Sitta.Giant nuthatches are found in the mountains of southwestern China and northern Thailand, and may be extinct in Myanmar.
View Wikipedia Record: Sitta magna


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sitta magna

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.03543
EDGE Score: 3.47016


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  60 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  70 %
Clutch Size [2]  3


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Indochina dry forests Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Hengduan Mountains subalpine conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests China Palearctic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ailaoshan Nature Reserve V 332544 Yunnan, China  
Doi Ang Khang Nature Reserve   Thailand      
Doi Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary   Thailand      
Doi Inthanon National Park II 115326 Thailand  
Doi Khun Tan National Park II 61680 Thailand  
Doi Pha Hom Pok Watershed Area National Park II 133848 Thailand  
Doi Suthep-pui National Park II 70007 Thailand  
Mae Sa-Kog Ma Reserve   Thailand      
Mae Tuen Wildlife Sanctuary IV 307947 Thailand  
Om Koi Wildlife Sanctuary IV 299357 Thailand  
Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve V 567531 Yunnan, China  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cang Shan Er Hai Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A2, A3, A4i
Doi Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Thailand A1, A3
Mae Fang National Park Thailand A1, A3
Mae Lao-Mae Sae Wildlife Sanctuary and Doi Sam Meaun Thailand A1, A3
Wuliang Shan China (mainland) A1, A2, A3
Xishuangbanna China (mainland) A1, A3
Yulong Xueshan Nature Reserve China (mainland) A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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