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White-browed tit-warbler
Leptopoecile sophiae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae
Genus: Leptopoecile
Severtzov, 1873

Leptopoecile is a genus of birds in the long-tailed tit family Aegithalidae. The genus was once placed in the large family Sylviidae, but analysis of mitochondrial DNA placed it with the long-tailed tits.[1]

The genus contains two species:[2]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
White-browed tit-warbler Leptopoecile sophiae the Himalayas, the Tibetan Plateau, and much of Northwest China.
Crested tit-warbler Leptopoecile elegans China and possibly India.


  1. ^ Harrap, Simon (2008), "Family Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)", in del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David (eds.), Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13, Penduline-tits to Shrikes, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 76–101, ISBN 978-84-96553-45-3
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bushtits, leaf warblers, reed warblers". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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