Monotypic. The forms M. (l.) leytensis and M. (l.) sordidus were formerly treated as conspecific under the English name Miniature Tit Babbler. Mindanao Miniature Babbler M. (l.) sordidus is now regarded as a separate species from Visayan Miniature Babbler M. (l.) leytensis following
Collar, N. J. (2006) A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.