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Category:Hemirhynchus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Hemirhynchus


This genus would contain two species:

They resemble in plumage the Great Parrotbill and their voices also differ from other parrotbills.


Hemirhynchus is a genus in the Family Paradoxornithidae. It was formerly placed in Sylviidae.
This genus is not yet accepted by most World Lists and is usually merged with Paradoxornis. Gill and Donsker suggest the name Cholornis.
It was originally named Heteromorpha by Hodgson, but this name was preoccupied.


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Penhallurick J and Robson C. 2009. The generic taxonomy of parrotbills (Aves, Timaliidae). Forktail 25: 137 - 141.

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