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Sitta whiteheadi (Corsican Nuthatch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Corsican nuthatch (Sitta whiteheadi) is a small passerine bird that is endemic to Corsica, where it is the only nuthatch. It is restricted to mature stands of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra spp. laricio) which grow at altitudes of from 800 to 1,600 m (2,600 to 5,200 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Sitta whiteheadi

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.78512
EDGE Score: 3.14158


Adult Weight [1]  12 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1.5 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  60 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  6


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Corsican montane broadleaf and mixed forests France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canalone del Tripodo 4757 Italy  
Chênaies et pinèdes de Corse 1695 France  
Cirque de Bonifatu 2810 France  
Corse Regional Nature Park 896938 France  
Forêts Territoriales de Corse 32675 France  
Haute vallée d'Asco, forêt de Tartagine et aiguilles de Popolasca 20757 France  
Haute vallée du Fango 3156 France  
Haute vallée du Fium Grossu 3687 France  
Reserve de la Biosphere de la Vallee du Fango Biosphere Reserve 58070 France    
Vallée de la Restonica 15889 France  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Forêts domaniales de Corse France A1, A2, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6
Vallée d'Asco France A1, A2, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6
Vallée de la Restonica France A1, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6
Vallée du Verghello France A1, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey Yes

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish 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
3Jetz 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
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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