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sitella

/ (sɪˈtɛlə) /
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noun

Australian any of various small generally black-and-white birds of the genus Neositta, having a straight sharp beak and strong claws used to run up trees in search of insects: family Sittidae (nuthatches)Also called: tree-runner

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Word Origin for sitella

C19: from New Latin, the diminutive of sitta, from Greek sittē nuthatch
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