IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Biology

The family of birds to which the Yunnan nuthatch belongs spend their whole life in trees and inch up and down trunks and branches with great dexterity, using their strong claws (5). They forage on trees by clinging to the bark with one foot held above the body (2). They were given the name nuthatch from their habit of wedging nuts, insects and other food into crevices in the tree, and hacking them open with their long, sturdy bill (3). Nuthatches nest in holes in trees or rocks, and lay between four and ten eggs (5).

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