Bahama Nuthatch Sitta insularis

Family: Sittidae (Nuthatches and Wallcreeper)

Authority: (Bond, 1931)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ac; B1ab(iii,v); C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to one island and has undergone a severe population decline in recent decades as a result of forest loss, invasive species and severe hurricanes in both 2016 and 2019. Any remaining population is likely extremely small and continuing to decline. For these reasons, the species is listed as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 80 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Sitta insularis. Downloaded from on 17/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 17/09/2021.