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spotted this bird in Niligris ( Blue )mountains range near ooty in Tamil nadu ,Southern India . The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is 12.5cm 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.