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Bar-throated minla (Minla strigula)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Minla
Hodgson, 1837

Minla ignotincta
Minla strigula
Minla cyanouroptera

The bird genus Minla (from minla, Nepali for M. ignotincta)[1] of the family Leiothrichidae is commonly used for three, most likely unrelated species. The genus is probably best split, with only the red-tailed minla (M. ignotincta) retained in the proposed monotypic genus.

The genus contains the following species:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 149. ISBN 0-19-854634-3. 
  • 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.