Definition of sittella in English:


Line breaks: sit|tella
Pronunciation: /sɪˈtɛlə/

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(also sitella)


  • A small Australasian songbird of the nuthatch family, typically having a black cap or head.
    • Genus Neositta, family Sittidae: two species, in particular the varied sittella (N. chrysoptera) of Australia


mid 19th century: from modern Latin Sittella (former genus name), from Greek sittē 'nuthatch'.

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