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Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis Swainson, WJ 1820

The velvet-fronted nuthatch is a small passerine bird in the nuthatch family Sittidae found in southern Asia from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka ‍and Bangladesh east to south China and Indonesia. Like other nuthatches, it feeds on insects in the bark of trees, foraging on the trunks and branches and their strongly clawed toes allow them to climb down tree trunks or move on the undersides of horizontal branches. They are found in forests with good tree cover and are often found along with other species in mixed-species foraging flocks. Adult males can be told apart by the black stripe that runs behind and above the eyes. They have a rapid chipping call note. They breed in tree cavities and holes, often created by woodpeckers or barbets. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sittidae
Genus:
   Sitta
Scientific:
  Sitta frontalis


Original description

Citation:
  Swainson, WJ 1820

Reference:
   Zool. Illustr. 1 pl.2

Protonym:
  Sitta frontalis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29156389


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7A91853C132E6039

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7A91853C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7A91853C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563020

Geographic range:

  • Sitta frontalis frontalis: India to pen. Thailand to Sumatra, Lingga Arch. and Bangka I.
  • Sitta frontalis saturatior: southern peninsular Thailand through the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, and Simeulue Island, off the west coast of Sumatra
  • Sitta frontalis corallipes: Borneo and Maratua Islands
  • Sitta frontalis palawana: S Philippines (Palawan and Balabac)
  • Sitta frontalis velata: Java
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English:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Catalan:
pica-soques bec-roig
Czech:
brhlík červenozobý
Danish:
Fløjlspandet Spætmejse
German:
Samtstirnkleiber
Spanish:
Trepador Piquirrojo
Spanish (Spain):
Trepador Piquirrojo
Finnish:
mustaotsanakkeli
French:
Sittelle veloutée
Croatian:
crvenokljuni brgljez
Hungarian:
bársonyhomlokú csuszka
Italian:
Picchio muratore vellutato
Japanese (romaji):
biroudogojuukara
Japanese:
ビロウドゴジュウカラ
Lithuanian:
juodakaktis bukutis
Dutch:
Pluchekapboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudnebbspettmeis
Norwegian:
Rødnebbspettmeis
Polish:
kowalik krasnodzioby
Portuguese:
trepadeira-de-bico-vermelho
Russian:
Чернолобый поползень
Slovak:
brhlík čiernočelý
Swedish:
rödnäbbad nötväcka
Ukrainian:
Повзик червонодзьобий
Chinese:
绒额䴓
Chinese (Traditional):
絨額鳾


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Sittelle veloutée ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Sittelle veloutée ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch ( Sitta frontalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta frontalis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sitta frontalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sitta [frontalis or oenochlamys] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Bulgarian: Черночела зидарка
Bengali: কালাকপাল বনমালি
Catalan: pica-soques bec-roig
Czech: Brhlík cervenozobý, brhlík červenozobý
Danish: Fløjlspandet Spætmejse
German: Samtstirnkleiber
English: Velvet fronted Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
English, HBW: Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
English (IOC): Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
English (United States): Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Esperanto: Velurfrunta sito
Spanish: Sita Frente de Terciopleo, Trepador Piquirrojo
Spanish (Spain): Trepador Piquirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Estonian: punanokk-puukoristaja
Finnish: Mustaotsanakkeli
French: Sittelle à front noir, Sittelle à front velouté, Sittelle veloutée
Croatian: crvenokljuni brgljez
Hungarian: bársonyhomlokú csuszka
Indonesian: Burung Munguk Beledu, Gelatik munguk, Munguk Beledu
Italian: Picchio muratore frontevellutata, Picchio muratore vellutato
Japanese (romaji): aka-hashi gojū-kara, akahashigojuukara, biroudogojuukara
Japanese: アカハシゴジュウカラ, ビロウドゴジュウカラ, ビロードゴジュウカラ
Japanese (Kanji): 赤嘴五十雀
Scientific: Sitta frontalis, Sitta frontalis frontalis
Lithuanian: juodakaktis bukutis
Malayalam: ഗൌളിക്കിളി, ഗൌളിക്കിളി 
Malay: Burung Patuk Baldu, Burung Patuk Dahi Hitam
Nepali: मखमली मट्टा
Dutch: Fluweelvoorhoofdboomklever, Fluweelvoorhoofd-boomklever, Pluchekapboomklever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudnebbspettmeis
Norwegian: Rødnebbspettmeis
Polish: kowalik krasnodzioby
Pinyin: róng-é shī
Portuguese: trepadeira-de-bico-vermelho
Portuguese (Portugal): trepadeira-de-bico-vermelho
Russian: Чернолобый поползень
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Villuda Nalal Yatikuriththa
Slovak: brhlík čiernočelý, Brhlík zamatovočelý
Swedish: Rödnäbbad nötväcka
Tamil: Velvet Netri Pasaiyeduppan
Thai: นกไต่ไม้หน้าผากกำมะหยี่
Thai (Transliteration): nók tày-máy nâa-pʰàak-kam-má-yìi
Turkish: Kadife alınlı sıvacı
Ukrainian: Повзик червонодзьобий
Vietnamese: Chim Trèo cây trán đen, Trèo cây trán đen
Chinese: 絨額_____, 绒额䴓, 绒额鳾
Chinese (Traditional): 絨額鳾

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