Tag: Wood Nuthatch

Seasonal variation in bill morphology of Nuthatches Sitta europaea dietary adaptations or consequences?

Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) Science Article 3 abstract Bills of juvenile Nuthatches continue to increase in size (length and depth) for up to three months after fledging. Bills of individual full-grown birds increase in length from April to October with a temporary drop in June, and decrease throughout the winter season. Bill depth increases from […]

Extra-pair young despite strong pair bonds in theEuropean Nuthatch ( Sitta europaea)

Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) Science Article 2 abstract We choose the European Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), an extremely socially monogamous passerine species, to investigate the breeding biology and frequency of extra-pair activities of females. Breeding individuals live in strong pair bonds for their total life and defend their territory all year round. As a consequence of […]

Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Passeriformes Sittidae Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) [order] Passeriformes | [family] Sittidae | [latin] Sitta europaea | [UK] Wood Nuthatch | [FR] Sittelle torchepot | [DE] Kleiber | [ES] Sita de Eurasia | [IT] Picchio muratore europeo | [NL] Boomklever Physical charateristics Medium-sized, perky, and noisy passerine, with compact, spear-headed and short-tailed shape balanced on strong […]