The small niltava (Niltava macgrigoriae) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae, native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Small niltava
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Male in Thailand
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Female in Nepal
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Niltava
N. macgrigoriae
Binomial name
Niltava macgrigoriae
(Burton, 1836)
Male Niltava macgrigoriae from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, Sikkim, India


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Niltava macgrigoriae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.