- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.7. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2008Least Concern
- 2004Least Concern
Description and ecology
It may be identified by the buff underside, smaller beak than in Sitta cashmirensis. The white on the upper tail coverts is difficult to see in the field. It has a small bill and rufous-organge underparts with unmarked bright rufous undertail-coverts.
Resident in the sub-Himalayan range form Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh and into the South Assam Hills (Lushai Hills). It breeds from March to May in broad-leaved and mixed forest.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Sitta himalayensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106006884. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Rasmussen, P. C. & J. C. Anderton 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Smithsonian Institution & Lynx Edicions.
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