Nuthatch-Vanga Hypositta corallirostris

Satoshi Yamagishi, Masahiko Nakamura, David Christie, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 2.0 — Published July 16, 2020


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Female Nuthatch-Vanga.

Narrow whitish band through lores. Auriculars and sides of the neck ochraceous brown. Entire underparts ochraceous brown.

Female Nuthatch-Vanga.

Forecrown to nape ochraceous brown, nape and neck tinged with grayish blue-green. Rest of upperparts grayish blue-green, with ochraceous brown feather bases showing through on the rump and uppertail coverts. Remiges gray-brown; outer webs of secondaries grayish blue-green, tertials and wing coverts grayish blue-green. Rectrices grayish blue-green above, dark gray-brown below.

Male Nuthatch-Vanga.

Remiges blackish brown, outer webs of primaries and secondaries grayish blue; tertials, alula, and wing coverts grayish blue. Rectrices grayish blue above; underside blackish.

Female Nuthatch-Vanga with insect.
Male Nuthatch-Vanga clinging to tree.
Female Nuthatch-Vanga on nest.

Nest is attached to main trunk of tree.

Male Nuthatch-Vanga on nest.
Male Nuthatch-Vanga on nest.

Nest is a cup made from live and dead mosses.

Recommended Citation

Yamagishi, S., M. Nakamura, D. A. Christie, and T. S. Schulenberg (2020). Nuthatch-Vanga (Hypositta corallirostris), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.nuthat2.02