CAVE DWELLING ANIMALS IN IRAQ PART 2: SYSTEMATIC NOTES ON THE NUTHATCH OF THE FAMILY SITTIDAE (AVESPASSERIFORMES) IN IRAQ WITH ADDING SOME IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE TO THE NEST BUILDING OF SITTATEPHRONOTA SHARPE, FROM BESAN VALE HAWRAMAN SLOPE. IRAQI KURDISTAN

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CAVE DWELLING ANIMALS IN IRAQ PART 2: SYSTEMATIC NOTES ON THE NUTHATCH OF THE FAMILY SITTIDAE (AVESPASSERIFORMES) IN IRAQ WITH ADDING SOME IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE TO THE NEST BUILDING OF SITTATEPHRONOTA SHARPE, FROM BESAN VALE HAWRAMAN SLOPE. IRAQI KURDISTAN



Saman R. Afrasiab Lahony
Natural History Research Center and Museum University of Baghdad


ABSTRACT

This paper is a review of the genus Sitta in Iraq, Five species of this genus are recognized Sitta kurdistanica, S. neumayr, S. europaea, S.dresseri and S. tephronota. Geographical distribution and systematic nots were given for separation and identification, also some notes on nest building and nest sites of S. tephronota supporting by figures are presented.




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