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Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis


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.

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Arun 12 years ago
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Sitta frontalis Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

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thank u :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

Very Nice...

KarenL 12 years ago


rutasandinas 12 years ago

Pequeño galán muy colorido

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago


ChristyHolland 12 years ago

Love the color! Nice pic!

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 12 years ago

thanks friends :):)

ArunaSinghChoudhary 12 years ago

It's awesome!!!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago


MarCAT 12 years ago

Wow! Beautiful.

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 12 years ago

Thank you very much Arun :)

LeanneGardner 12 years ago

He's so beautiful :) I love his blue clouring.

Arun 12 years ago

Nice spotting ..

Ashok N Pulliyerengi
Ashok N Pulliyerengi 12 years ago

thanks sachin

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Fabulous Capture,
Lovely spotting,


Spotted on Mar 22, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012

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