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Niltava vivida.jpg
Vivid niltava (Niltava vivida)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Niltava
Hodgson, 1837

Niltava (from niltau, Nepali for N. sundara)[1] is a genus of passerine birds in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

The genus contains the following six species:[2]


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 161. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.