Velvet-fronted nuthatch

Velvet-fronted nuthatch

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Sitta frontalis

The velvet-fronted nuthatch is a small passerine bird in the nuthatch family Sittidae found in southern Asia from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka ‍and Bangladesh east to south China and Indonesia. Like other nuthatches, it feeds on insects in the bark of trees, foraging on the trunks and branches and their strongly clawed toes allow them to climb down tree trunks or move on the undersides of horizontal branches. They are found in forests with good tree cover and are often found along with other species in mixed-species foraging flocks. Adult males can be told apart by the black stripe that runs behind and above the eyes. They have a rapid chipping call note. They breed in tree cavities and holes, often created by woodpeckers or barbets.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Velvet-fronted nuthatch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet-fronted_nuthatch
2. Velvet-fronted nuthatch on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22711216/94283983
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/667336

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