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Category:Actinodura - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Actinodura


This genus contains the seven Barwings from southeast Asia and two species of Minlas.
The barwings form a rather uniform group, sharing:

  • Brown general coloration
  • Dense black barring on wing (and mostly tail)
  • Erectile crown feathers
  • Long rictal bristles
  • Strong but short bill

The Minlas share some but not all of these.


Actinodura is a genus in the Family Leiothrichidae.
It was formerly included in the family Timaliidae.
Four species are sometimes placed in their own genus Ixops.
Recent additions are Chestnut-tailed Minla and Blue-winged Minla transferred in from genus Minla.

Genus Actinodura viewedit
A. nipalensis Hoary-throated Barwing
A. morrisoniana Taiwan Barwing
A. waldeni Streak-throated Barwing
A. souliei Streaked Barwing
M. cyanouroptera Blue-winged Minla
M. strigula Chestnut-tailed Minla
A. egertoni Rusty-fronted Barwing
A. ramsayi Spectacled Barwing
A. sodangorum Black-crowned Barwing


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Feng Dong, Fei Wu, Lu-Ming Liu, and Xiao-Jun Yang (2010) Molecular phylogeny of the barwings (Aves: Timaliidae: Actinodura), a paraphyletic group, and its taxonomic implications. Zoological Studies 49(5)

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Pages in category ‘Actinodura’

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