The composite nature of the type series of Sitta velata Temminck, 1821 requires the selection of a lectotype, which will contribute to taxonomic stability. An appropriate specimen (NMW 6379)in Vienna is duly designated.

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Quaisser, C., & Dekker, R. (2006). Systematic notes on Asian birds. 67. Taxonomic identity and lectotype designation of Sitta velata Temminck, 1821. Zoologische Mededelingen, 80(5), 311–314.