283. Sitta villosa

283. CHINESE NUTHATCH.
SITTA VILLOSA.
Sitta villosa, Verr. Nouv. Archiv. Mus. Bull. 1. p. 78, pl. 5. fig. 1 (1865) David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 91, pl. 13 ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. viii. p. 355.
Ad. (China). Differs from S. whiteheadi merely in having the black on the crown extending to the upper part of the back, and the breast and abdomen warm buff and not white. Culmen 0.67, wing 2.6, tail 1.4, tarsus 0.65 inch.
Hab. Northern China, Alaschan and Kan-su, where it is resident.
It is said not to differ from S. whiteheadi in habits, and prob┬Čably also not in nidification, but its nest and eggs are not known.
Sitta canadensis, which inhabits North America, differs but little from the present bird, in having the under parts except the chin rusty brown, and in having a black patch on the side of the head, extending over the ear-coverts and part of the sides of the neck.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
283. Sitta villosa
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
283
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
190
Common name: 
Chinese Nuthatch
M_ID: 
26424
M_CN: 
Chinese Nuthatch
M_SN: 
Sitta villosa
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10144

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