Visayan miniature babbler

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Visayan miniature babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Micromacronus
Species: M. leytensis
Binomial name
Micromacronus leytensis
Amadon, 1962

Micromacronus leytensis leytensis

The Visayan miniature babbler (Micromacronus leytensis) is a bird species in the family Timaliidae. It was for a long time the only member of the genus Micromacronus, but the Mindanao miniature babbler, formerly included in M. leytensis as a subspecies, is now usually held to be a distinct species, M. sordidus.

M. leytensis is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Its status is insufficiently known.


  • Collar, N.J. & Robson, C. (2007): Family Timaliidae (Babblers). In: del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew & Christie, D.A. (eds.): Handbook of Birds of the World, Volume 12 (Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees): 70-291. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.