Sitta castaneiventris

Sitta castaneiventris, Franklin.

250. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 386.

THE CHESNUT-BELLIED NUTHATCH.

Length, 5.5; wing, 3.1 ; tail, 1.7 ; bill at front, 0.68.

Bill horny-black ; irides brown ; legs plumbeous.

Above greyish-plumbeous, lightest on the head and nape; stripe from the gape, through the eyes, to the nape, black; quills, with the inner webs of the feathers, black; throat and face white; breast and under tail-coverts, with the abdomen, deep chesnut bay in the male, dark cinnamon color' .in the female; the tail has the two central feathers grey, the rest blackish; the outermost three on each side with large white spots on the inner webs near the tip ; the outermost of all has also a spot on the outer web near the base ; the two next the uropygials are grey at the tip and on the outer web.

The Chesnut-bellied Nuthatch occurs in most of the jungles of Central India; it is much more common on the Vindhian Range.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Sitta castaneiventris
Spp Author: 
Franklin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
140
Common name: 
Chesnut Bellied Nuthatch
M_ID: 
26401
M_CN: 
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
M_SN: 
Sitta cinnamoventris
id: 
11457

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