Black-chinned yuhina

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Black-chinned yuhina
Black-chinned Yuhina Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary West Bengal India 05.11.2015.jpg
From Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Yuhina
Species: Y. nigrimenta
Binomial name
Yuhina nigrimenta
Blyth, 1845

The black-chinned yuhina (Yuhina nigrimenta) is a bird species in the white-eye family Zosteropidae.

It is found in the Indian subcontinent from the Himalayas eastwards to contiguous hilly regions of Southeast Asia. The species ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, as well as subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  • Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.