Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta cinnamoventris
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch is distributed from the foothills of the Himalayas southwards to India and eastwards to Indochina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a variety of forest types from about 250 metres to about 1,600 metres.

The main features are the deep chestnut underparts, the white cheeks, the black line through the eye and the barred undertail coverts.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available on Avibase.

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