Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

About the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch is a colorful species of nuthatch found in central and southern parts of Asia. Their preferred habitat is forest, from mangrove to deciduous to evergreen.

Velvet-fronted Nuthatches have a distinctive plumage, different from the more typical neutral colors found on other nuthatch species. Their bright blue upperparts, bright red bill, and yellow eye all make for unmistakable identification.

Velvet-fronted Nuthatches feed mainly on insects and spiders. They forage by walking up and down tree trunks in search of food.
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