Species Details

@Negi Jagdish Singh

Indian Nuthatch Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Certhia himalayana
Family : Certhiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mangrove forest
Description : Indian Nuthatch is only nuthatch in most of its range with gray upperparts and brick-red underparts. From crown to upper mantle, the gray is a lighter shade than the remainder of the upperparts. Strong dark eye-stripe starts from the bill, broadening toward the sides of the neck, contrasting with the white throat. Female is similar but has lighter chestnut underparts and dirty white on the throat. In a narrow zone where it overlaps with the very similar Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Indian differs in the contrastingly paler crown and nape, the smaller bill, and the lack of white scallops on the vent. 
Distribution in Bangladesh
taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Negi Jagdish Singh(www.inaturalist.org/people/Negi Jagdish Singh),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.