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Category:Leptopoecile - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Leptopoecile


Tit-Warblers from Asia.
Tiny birds with a relatively long tail.
In contrast to the other members of the family they show sexual dimorphism in plumage. Both species are brightly coloured with areas of violet and blue.


Leptopoecile is a genus in the Family Aegithalidae.
It was formerly placed in the Family Sylviidae but recent studies based on mitochondrial DNA indicate that it belongs to the present family. However, further research is required.

Genus Leptopoecile viewedit
L. sophiae White-browed Tit-Warbler
L. elegans Crested Tit-Warbler


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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Pages in category ‘Leptopoecile’

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.