The Himalayan tree pie has a black forehead, grey coloration from the crown to the nape, a dark chestnut back and scapulars and black wings with white specks. They have dark chestnut brown faces, throats and upper chests, ashy brown lower chests and white abdomens. They have a loud voice and make a series of short hoarse calls. Often seen in a group they live on trees or flatlands and in the upper levels of broad-leaved forests in middle ľaltitude regions. Himalayan tree pies are commonly found in forests at the base of mountains at low and middle altitudes.