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Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis   - Male with prey
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Photographer : © Raj Kamal Phukan
Location :Digboi (150m), eastern Assam, India
Date : 25 December 2010
English synonyms:Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch
Bird Family :Sittinae - Nuthatches
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A bird with very red bare skin above the eye. The significance of this is not known, and further research is needed to see if this is typical for birds in this area.