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Category:Paradoxornis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Paradoxornis


This genus contains 4 parrotbills from Asia. They share:

  • A very deep bill, greater in depth than in length
  • Nostrils completely covered by bristles
  • Sexes are alike


Paradoxornis is a genus in the Family Paradoxornithidae.
It was formerly included in Sylviidae.
Many species formerly placed in this genus have been moved to their own genera like Hemirhynchus, Psittiparus, Chleuasicus, Sinosuthora, Suthora and Neosuthora.

Genus Paradoxornis viewedit
P. flavirostris Black-breasted Parrotbill
P. guttaticollis Spot-breasted Parrotbill


  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. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Penhallurick J and Robson C. 2009. The generic taxonomy of parrotbills (Aves, Timaliidae). Forktail 25: 137 - 141.

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Pages in category ‘Paradoxornis’

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