Yuhina (from yuhin, Nepali for Y. gularis)[1] is a genus of bird which is placed in the Zosteropidae family by recent molecular phylogeny studies[2] or included within the Old World babbler Timaliidae family.[3]

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White-collared yuhina
Yuhina diademata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Yuhina
Hodgson, 1836

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It contains the following species:

The white-bellied yuhina (Erpornis zantholeuca) was formerly in this genus.


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 252. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.
  2. ^ Gelang, M.; Cibois, A.; Pasquet, E.; Olsson, U.; Alström, P.; Ericson, P. G. P. (2009). "Phylogeny of babblers (Aves, Passeriformes): major lineages, family limits and classification" (PDF). Zoologica Scripta. 38: 225–236. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00374.x.
  3. ^ Collar, N. J.; Robson, C. (2007). "Family Timaliidae (Babblers)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D.A. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 70–291.