VARIED SITTELLA FACTS
The Varied Sittella is a small insect eating bird from Australia. There are five separate subspecies with varying patterns. The eye is orange with a yellow eye ring, the legs and feet are yellow. ssp leucophylla ( White-headed Sittella) has white head, grey back and white underside. ssp pileata (Black-capped Sittella has black head cap, grey back, white underside. ssp Striata (Streaked Sittella) is grey brown streaked with darker brow above and white streaked with dark below. ssp chrysoptera (Orange-winged Sittella) is grey above, streaked white below wing orange wing band most visible in flight. ssp leucoptera (White-winged Sittella) is grey above, white below with white band on wings most visible in flight.
Australian Nuthatch, White-headed Sittella, Black-capped Sittella , Streaked Sittella, Orange-winged Sittella, White-winged Sittella
eucalypt forest, woodland
feeds on insects foraged from tree trunks and branches
The nest is an open cup, made of bark and spider web, decorated with bark.
found throughout mainland Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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