The genus Leptopoecile contains one lovely species, which is an inhabitant of Turkestan and has lately been added to the Indian list.
In Leptopoecile the plumage is very soft and copious. The bill is very slender, straight, sharp-pointed, and entire. The nostrils are covered by a membrane and by some frontal hairs ; the rectal bristles are strong. The head is subcrested, the wings rounded, the tail well-graduated, and the tarsi long. This genus has, in my opinion, no connexion with the Parinae and its position seems to be in the Liotrichinae.