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Neosittidae - Sittellas



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Neosittidae
Varied SittellaThere are two species in this family, the black sittella (Neositta miranda) found in Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea and the varied sittella (Neositta chrysoptera) found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

The varied sittella has varied patterns of white, black, and gray, depending on where it is found. It lives in open woodlands. It is a small bird and moves up and down tree trunks and across tree branches searching for insects. The varied sittella is sometimes called the Australian nuthatch.

The black sittella is found in the forests of New Guinea and Indonesia. It is mostly black with a red face. It also forages for insects along the trunks and branches of trees.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in USThreatened in US Threatened in New HampshireThreatened in NH Endangered in USEndangered in US Endangered in NHEndangered in NH IntroducedIntroduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species


Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH

Varied Sittella - Daphoenositta chrysoptera Least Concern Asia Australia

  Black Sittella - Daphoenositta miranda Least Concern Asia Australia

Additional Information

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Black Sittella - Daphoenositta miranda Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The black sitella has a straight, sharp bill.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School

Varied Sittella - Daphoenositta chrysoptera Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The varied sitella has a slightly upturned bill.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School