Corsican Nuthatch Sitta whiteheadi

Family: Sittidae (Nuthatches)

Authority: Sharpe, 1884

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its small population has declined in the last decade due to logging and fires, reducing the amount of large, mature Corsican pine Pinus nigra laricio available. Although some forests are regenerating, the slow maturation time of the pine means that potential new habitat does not compensate for the loss of mature pines elsewhere, therefore it is assumed that the population will continue to decline.

Population size: 3100-4400

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sitta whiteheadi. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.