Velvet-fronted nuthatch

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The velvet-fronted nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is a small passerine bird found in southern Asia from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Indonesia. It is a member of the nuthatch family Sittidae.

It is a resident breeder of all types of woods, although open evergreen forest is the optimal habitat.

It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It is an active feeder on insects and spiders, and may be found in mixed feeding flocks with other passerines.

This is a noisy bird, often located by its repeated “sit-sit-sit” call. source

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