Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Velvet‑fronted Nuthatch Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sitta cinnamoventris
Family : Sittidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Velvet-fronted Nuthatch is a small bluish passerine with a red bill (length 10 cm, weight 24 g, wing 8 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 4.3 cm). It is violet-blue above. Its flight feathers are blackish-blue, darker at the tips. It has a velvety-black forehead, and a narrow black eye stripe extending behind the eye. Its chin and centre of the throat are white and the rest of its underparts are light buffish-brown. The female lacks the black eye stripe. Both sexes have striking yellow irises and eye ring, stout reddish bill with a brown tip to the upper mandible, pinkish-brown legs and feet, and orange-yellow soles. It feeds on insects and their larvae. It breeds in January-May.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.