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 […]
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Do male Nuthatches (Sitta europaea) guard their mates?
Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) Science Article 1 abstract We expected to find a clearly manifested mate guarding behaviour in males of Sitta europaea as males of this socially monogamous species participate extensively in parental care. We recorded behaviour of nuthatches during one breeding season in primaeval stands of the Biatowie
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 […]