Date and Location - 29th April 2017 (Gedu, Bhutan)
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