Blue-winged minla

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Blue-winged minla
Blue-winged Minla Nalni Uttarakhand India 30.11.2014.jpg
Specie from Uttarakhand, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Minla
Species: M. cyanouroptera
Binomial name
Minla cyanouroptera
(Hodgson, 1837)

Siva cyanouroptera

The blue-winged minla (Minla cyanouroptera), also known as the blue-winged siva, is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It has in the past been placed in the genus Minla instead of the monotypic Siva.

It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is 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.