White-browed tit-warbler

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White-browed tit-warbler
White-browed Tit Warbler male at Panamic, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India.jpg
Male of nominate subspecies
White-browed Tit Warbler female at Panamic, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India.jpg
Female of nominate subspecies
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae
Genus: Leptopoecile
L. sophiae
Binomial name
Leptopoecile sophiae
Severtsov, 1873

The white-browed tit-warbler (Leptopoecile sophiae) is a species of bird in the Aegithalidae family. It is resident in the Tian Shan and central China as well as in the Himalayas where it is mainly found in winter. Its natural habitat is boreal forests.

Four subspecies are recognised:[2]

  • L. s. sophiae Severtsov, 1873 – southeast Kazakhstan to northwest China, northwest India and north Pakistan
  • L. s. stoliczkae (Hume, 1874) – south Xinjiang, west Qinghai and extreme west Xizang (west China)
  • L. s. major Menzbier, 1885 – west Xinjiang and north Qinghai (west China)
  • L. s. obscurus Przewalski, 1887 – central Nepal, south and southeast Xizang and south and east Qinghai to south Gansu and Sichuan (west China)


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leptopoecile sophiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bushtits, leaf warblers, reed warblers". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 21 March 2018.