The Indian nuthatch (Sitta castanea) is a species of bird in the Sittidae family. It is found in India.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

This species has been split by Rasmussen and Anderton (2005) from the chestnut-bellied nuthatch. The Indian nuthatch (including the older prateri of the Eastern Ghats) is found South of the Ganges river. It is the only grey-backed, rufous-bellied nuthatch in the peninsula. Similar to the next but has a smaller bill and a frosty crown that is paler than the mantle. The wing and tail patterns lack contrast and has grey centres to the chestnut undertail coverts. Resident in the Terai and Gangetic plain extending into Central India, the Eastern Ghats, Sunderbans and a disjunct population in the Western Ghats. Breeds from February to July. Different in vocalization from the next.
Indian Nuthatch
Date Location Count
2021-06-26 15:30Old Magazine House, Ganeshgudi1
2021-07-21 07:15Ambajhar Mandir Hill--Patal Pani2
2021-07-18 13:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage1
2021-07-15 07:01Banjar River, Chaukitola2
2021-07-19 16:05Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge3
2021-07-05 08:19Kutwahi2
2021-06-26 17:00Kukrail -- General Area2