Information provided by: Avian Contributor: Jeannine Miesle
Distribution and Habitat
The Sulpher-billed Nuthatch (Sitta oenochlamys) is endemic to the Philippine Islands.
Its natural habitats are the subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and montane forests.
A year-round resident of its habitat, it is dependent upon both terrestrial landscapes and the forests. It is being subjected to deforestation throughout the Philippines.
This magnificently marked bird has a blue head and a black patch on its forehead, over the cere. The bill is off-white, and the black eye is surrounded by a yellow eye ring. The blue wings and tail feathers and the tips of the primaries are marked with black streaks,. The upperparts and tail are mainly blue; the neck and underparts are a buff to dusky rose.
This songbird is only 12.5 cm (5 in) in length and weighs just 16.35 g.
Little is known about the specific habits of this Nuthatch.
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