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Parrotbill

Parrotbills
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Paradoxornithidae
Genera
Panurus
Conostoma
Paradoxornis
The parrotbills are a small family of Old World passerine birds. They are related to the babblers, but in general appearance and behaviour are more like the tits. The bills of these birds are short, heavy and laterally compressed, like a parrot's, hence the English name.

These are mostly birds of tropical southeast Asia, although the Bearded Tit is a bird of reedbeds in temperate Eurasia.

These are birds of open habitats, reedbeds and bamboo stands. This group is not strongly migratory, although the Bearded Tit can be eruptive.

The species are:

Family: Paradoxornithidae

  • Genus Panurus
  • Genus Conostoma
    • Great Parrotbill, Conostoma oemodium
  • Genus Paradoxornis
    • Brown Parrotbill, Paradoxornis unicolor
    • Gray-headed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis gularis
    • Three-toed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis paradoxus
    • Black-breasted Parrotbill, Paradoxornis flavirostris
    • Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Paradoxornis guttaticollis
    • Spectacled Parrotbill, Paradoxornis conspicillatus
    • Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Paradoxornis webbianus
    • Brown-winged Parrotbill, Paradoxornis brunneus
    • Ashy-throated Parrotbill, Paradoxornis alphonsianus
    • Gray-hooded Parrotbill, Paradoxornis zappeyi
    • Rusty-throated Parrotbill, Paradoxornis przewalskii
    • Fulvous Parrotbill, Paradoxornis fulvifrons
    • Black-throated Parrotbill, Paradoxornis nipalensis
    • Golden Parrotbill, Paradoxornis verreauxi
    • Short-tailed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis davidianus
    • Black-browed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris
    • Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis ruficeps
    • Reed Parrotbill, Paradoxornis heudei



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