Observations on Some Behaviours of Krüper’s Nuthatch (Sitta krueperi), a Little-Known West Palaearctic Bird


Abstract: Some intraspecific and interspecific behaviours in Krüper's Nuthatch (Sitta krueperi) populations were observed in Antalya province, southern Turkey. An account of their endemic distribution in Anatolia on the one hand, and the lack of sufficient data on the other, gave rise to the need for such a study. The breeding behaviour in the populations is observed, particularly in the BÜK (Lütfi Büyük Yıldırım research forest) and ELMALI Cedar research forests. The results are given in 2 parts as observed behaviours throughout a year and breeding period, which are mating, nesting, brooding, parental care and rearing and territorial behaviours.

Keywords: Krüper's Nuthatch (Sitta krueperi), Behaviour, Antalya

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