Sitta azurea or commonly known as the blue nuthatch is a medium sized bird that can grow up to 12 cm. It has a whitish blue bill and orbital skin. The dark blue upperparts appear black in poor light. Its throat and breast are white in colour. Also, it has a black belly with a blue sheen and blue undertail coverts. S. azurea is found only in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java. It is restricted to montane forests above 900m. In Peninsular Malaysia, it is quite common and conspicuous at the hill stations, usually during bird waves. It has a unique character of walking upside down along the underside of branches. [Source: MyBIS]
Name: Blue nuthatch
Scientific: Sitta azurea
Malay: Patok Gunong / Patuk Gunung / Pepatuk Biru Gunung
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
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