Krüper’s Nuthatch - your records needed

Krüper’s Nuthatch, Achladeri Forest, April 2002 © Steve Dudley

As part of ongoing research in to this species on Lesvos by researcher Lefteris Kakalis, and to help obtain a better understanding of the distribution of the species on the island, your Krüper’s Nuthatch records are needed. We require the following -

Colour marked birds
As part of an ongoing marking programme by Lefteris Kakalis, birds have been ringed with a standard metal ring on the right leg and two coloured rings on their left legs. If you see any marked birds please submit your sightings inc. date, time and detailed location.

All other records
All other records, especially of birds away from the well-watched Achladeri breeding site are welcome. Please provide date, detailed location, number of birds, activity (e.g. singing, feeding, at potential nest, feeding young, etc),

You can send all records via Lesvos Birding to lesvosbirding(at)

For more information on this species on the island see the species account in the bird checklist here.