Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

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

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The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is a common resident in Peninsular Malaysia. In Singapore it is a non-breeding visitor, first reported in the mid-1996 in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It was reportedly sighted a few more time in subsequent years. The image reproduced here of a male bird, photographed in Malaysia in August 2008, are courtesy of Adrian Lim, a.k.a. wmw998. “This nuthatch surprised me, as I didn’t expect it to be found at such low altitude. More

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is an attractive bird with its bright violet-blue plumage, a black patch on its crown and red bill. It is a resident of Malaysia but an extremely rare non-breeding visitor to Singapore, seen only a few times within the 1990s. This is a forest bird, found actively along tree trunks, less frequently on branches and occasionally on fallen logs. It moves down vertical surface head first and can even be seen hanging upside down. More

The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch is the sole member of the family which prefers tropical lowland forests. Behaviour - Nesting, breeding and survival Cross-section of a Western Rock Nuthatch nest cavity with a mud wall and tunnel across its entrance. All nuthatches nest in cavities; except for the two species of rock nuthatches, all use tree holes, making a simple cup lined with soft materials on which to rest eggs. More

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. More

A fine capture of a Velvet-fronted Nuthatch taken from a great POV in a fine typical nuthatch pose. The details are shown with good sharpness and colours against a pleasing neutral BG. I think this is the first time this species is shown on TN. More

* Velvet-fronted Nuthatch An adult feeding in typical fashion. Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp frontalis) Steve Garvie 3 August 2009 13 weeks ago 3.5 * A bird feeding on a tree trunk Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp frontalis) vasanthan.p.j 22 January 2010 15 weeks ago 2.5 * An adult foraging on a tree. More

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis = Described by: Swainson (1820) Alternate common name(s): Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Sirsi, Karnataka, India - Dec 26, 2007 More

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis = * Home Expand Log in Menu item Register Menu item Log out Menu item Change login details Menu item Why register? Expand UK & Ireland Menu item Birding sites More

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) is a resident in Himalayas and hills of India. More

VELVET-FRONTED NUTHATCH - MALE * Sitta frontalis * 10 cms previous Click here to comment on this image next Site Map Oriental Bird Club Copyright of all images is retained by Vijay Cavale and respective copyright owners. More

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch is one of the prettiest birds of the Sittidae Family, with its nice colours and details. Adult male has violet-blue upperparts, crown, lesser and median upperwing coverts and uppertail. Alula, primary coverts and outer primaries are blackish. Other feathers are fringed violet-blue, grey-blue or greyish-black. On the underparts, chin and throat are whitish whereas breast is dull beige. Flanks, belly and vent are duller and slightly darker. Undertail coverts are whitish, slightly washed lavender. More

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Family : Sittidae
Genus : Sitta
Species : frontalis
Authority : Swainson, 1820