IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

This species is endemic to Corsica, France (del Hoyo et al. 2008). It has a limited and fragmented breeding range which follows the distribution of Corsican pine Pinus nigra laricio, occuring on inland mountain ridges from Tartagine south to Ospedale and Mt Cagna, with main concentrations around the mountains of Cinto, Rotondo, Renoso and Incudine (del Hoyo et al. 2008). Thibault et al. (2010) estimated that Corsican Nuthatch territories occupy c.185 km2 of pine stands on Corsica. The population was thought to number 1,500-4,500 pairs in 2000 and its population and range were thought to be stable between 1970-2000 (Tucker and Heath 1994, BirdLife International 2004). A survey throughout its range between 1997 and 2008 estimated a population of 1,557-2,201 pairs, and estimated that the population had declined by c.10% in the last ten years due to fire and logging (Thibault et al. 2010).

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