White-cheeked nuthatch

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White-cheeked nuthatch
White-cheeked Nutthatch I IMG 7384.jpg
at Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae
Genus: Sitta
Species: S. leucopsis
Binomial name
Sitta leucopsis
Gould, 1850

The white-cheeked nuthatch (Sitta leucopsis) is a species of bird in the Sittidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.


Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.


It is 13 cm (5 in) long, white cheeks, chin, throat, and underparts, upper parts mostly dark grey.