Crested tit-warbler

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Crested tit-warbler
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae
Genus: Leptopoecile
L. elegans
Binomial name
Leptopoecile elegans
  • L. e. meissneri - (Shäfer, 1937)
  • L. e. elegans - Przewalski, 1887
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The crested tit-warbler (Leptopoecile elegans) is a species of bird in the family Aegithalidae. It is found in China and possibly India. Its natural habitat is boreal forest. It generally has a red hint to it and a bit of blue on, or near, its wings. The tail is of an emerald green colour.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leptopoecile elegans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v10.2). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.2.