Adult perched on a tree trunk.

Adult perched on a tree trunk.
Species: Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch   Sitta cinnamoventris
Subspecies: almorae
Author: manakincarmelo
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Added to IBC: 18 Aug 2010 - 10:29
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Altitude (m): 
1275 meters
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It could be either a female or juvenile Sitta castanea, or because it has pale cheeks and throat, a male Sitta cashmirensis. The bill, long, rule out a Sitta himalayensis

Submitted by tim.inskipp@bti... on's picture

The extensive white cheeks, thick black line behind the eye and fairly rich-coloured underparts suggest that this a female Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch.

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manakincarmelo, IBC965145. Accessible at

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manakincarmelo, IBC965145. Photo of Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta cinnamoventris at Himachal Pradesh, India. Accessible at

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