Sittidae

plural noun
Sit·​ti·​dae | \ ˈsitəˌdē \

Definition of Sittidae

: a family of passerine birds consisting of the nuthatches and formerly regarded as a subfamily of Paridae or of Certhiidae

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History and Etymology for Sittidae

New Latin, from Sitta, type genus + -idae

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“Sittidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sittidae. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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