(syn. Sitta Ϯ Beautiful Nuthatch S. formosa) Gr. καλλος kallos  beauty  < καλος kalos  beautiful; genus Sitta Linnaeus, 1758, nuthatch; "486. Callisitta, Bp. (Sitta p. Gr.)   Asia centr.  1.   SITTA formosa, Blyth, 1843  Gould, B. of Asia. I. t. 7.  ex Asia centr.  Maximaformosior; sed typica!" (Bonaparte 1850); "Callisitta Bonaparte, 1850, Consp. Av., 1, p. 226. Type, by monotypy, Sitta formosa Blyth." (Greenway in Peters 1967, XII, 125).

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Jobling, J. A. (2020). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2020). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 February 2020).