Neosittidae – Sittellas

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) Male by Ian

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) Male by Ian

When the doors are shut in the streets, And the sound of grinding is low; When one rises up at the sound of a bird,… (Ecclesiastes 12:4 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Neosittidae – Sittellas


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Species (3)

Daphoenositta
Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera)
Papuan Sittella (Daphoenositta papuensis)
Black Sittella (Daphoenositta miranda)
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The sittellas are a family, Neosittidae, of small passerine birds found only in Australasia. They resemble nuthatches, but whilst they were considered to be in that family for many years they are now afforded their own family. They do not migrate other than for local movements.

The sittellas are small woodland birds with thin pointed down-curved bills, which they use to extricate insects from bark. Nests are open cups in forked branches. (Wikipedia)

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