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Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis

Description:

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is 12.5 cm long. It is violet-blue above, with lavender cheeks, beige underparts and a whitish throat. The bill is red, and there is a black patch on the forehead. The male also has a black supercilium. Females lack the supercilium and have a warmer underpart colour. Juveniles are duller versions of the adult. There are four races differing in the shade of the underparts and the extent of white on the throat. (wikipedia.org)

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Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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