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PARROTBILLS

  Order Passeriformes   Family Sylvidae

The parrotbills were previously placed in Paradoxornithidae family, and Clement's still places them there; but most authorities now place in Sylvadae. See the typical warblers for more Sylvidae species. Don Roberson has an excellent discussion about parrotbills..


Genus Chamaea - 1 species

Wrentit  Chamaea fasciata  Found: Chapparral scrubland - west North America
The Wrentit has uniform dull olive, brown, or grayish plumage. It has short wings and a long tail often held high (hence the comparison to wrens). It has a short bill and a pale iris.
Image by: 1) Julio Mulero - California  2) Maggie Smith - California   3)  Marcel Holyoak - California   4) planephotoman



Genus Chleuasicus - 1 species

Parrotbill,_Pale-billed  Chleuasicus atrosuperciliaris  Found: southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Bryan_Smith



Genus Cholornis

Parrotbill,_Brown  Cholornis unicolor  Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
The Brown Parrotbill has gray brown plumage; small yellowish parrot-like bill.
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash - India  2) Ron_Knight


Parrotbill,_Three-toed  Cholornis paradoxa  Found: China
Image by: 1) Ron_Knight - China



Genus Chrysomma

Babbler,_Yellow-eyed Chrysomma sinense  Found: south Asia
The Yellow-eyed Babbler has brown upperparts; cinnamon wings; white lores, supercilium; orange-yellow eyes.
Similar to: Jerdon's Babbler. Yellow-eyed Babbler looks like a brighter version of Jerdon's Babbler.
Image by: 1) Clement_Francis  2) JM_Garg - India  3) Vijay_Ismavel


Babbler,_Jerdon's Chrysomma altirostre  Found: south Asia
The Jerdon's Babbler has brown upperparts; whitish underpart;. orange-yellow eyes.
Similar to: Yellow-eyed Babbler. Yellow-eyed Babbler looks like a brighter version of Jerdon's Babbler.
Image by: 1) characters


Babbler,_Rufous-tailed Chrysomma poecilotis  Found: China
Image by: 1) Josephe_Huet  2) Summer_Wong



Genus Conostoma - 1 species

Parrotbill,_Great  Conostoma oemodium  Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash - India  2) Bryan_Smith



Genus Fulvetta
This is the genus of the true Fulvettas.  Other Fulvettas are include in the Timaliidae family.

Fulvetta,_Chinese   Fulvetta striaticollis Found: China
Image by: 1) Mark_Gawn


Fulvetta,_Fulvetta,_Streak-throatedGray-hooded  Fulvetta cinereiceps Found: China, Vietnam
The Taiwan Fulvetta was formerly considered a subspecies of Gray-hooded Fulvetta.
Image by: 1) Josephe_Huet  2) Rob_Fray


Fulvetta,_Indochinese  Fulvetta danisi Found: Laos, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Robert_Tizard


Fulvetta,_Spectacled   Fulvetta ruficapilla Found: China
Image by: 1) Josephe_Huet  2) Thomas_Gut


Fulvetta,_Streak-throated  also Manipur Fulvetta  Fulvetta manipurensis Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Pkspks - India  2) Ron_Knight - China


Fulvetta, Taiwan  Fulvetta formosana  Found: Asia
The Taiwan Fulveta has ashy back, head; black lores; pale gray underparts with white streaks on throat; orange-brown wings; white eye-ring The Taiwan Fulvetta was formerly considered a subspecies of Gray-hooded Fulvetta.
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi Halso


Fulvetta,_White-browed Fulvetta vinipectus Found: Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash - India  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Bhutan



Genus Lioparus - 1 species

Fulvetta,_Golden-breasted  Lioparus chrysotis Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan  2) Francesco_Veronesi



Genus Myzornis - 1 species

Myzornis, Fire-tailed  Myzornis pyrrhoura    Found: Asia
The Myzornis Firetail has green upperparts; black lores; reddish throat, breast;
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan   2) Soumyajit Nandy
1) Female 2) Male  



Genus Neosuthora - 1 species

Parrotbill,_Short-tailed  Neosuthora davidiana  Found: China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Tang_Jun



Genus Paradoxornis

Parrotbill, Black-breasted   Paradoxornis flavirostris  Found: India
The Black-breasted Parrotbill has mainly brown plumage; black patches on head sides, throat; rufous buff underparts.
Image by: 1) Mukesh Jain  2) Doley2011


Parrotbill, Reed   Paradoxornis heudei   Found: China, Mongolia, Russia
The Reed Parrotbill has reddish-brown upperparts; gray crown, face, neck; black stripes on side of crown; grayish throat, upper-breast; orange-brown lower-breast, belly; bulbous bill; long tail.
Image by: 1) Blake Matheson - Yanchegn, China  2) Yingtao Song


Parrotbill, Spot-breasted Paradoxornis guttaticollis Found: Asia
The Spot-breasted Parrotbill has brown upperparts; black and white face; cinammon-brown crown, nape; buff underparts.
Image by: 1) John Gould 2) Ron Knight - China  3) Jason Thompson - Thailand



Genus Psittiparus

Parrotbill,_Black-headed  Psittiparus margaritae  Found: Cambodia, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Vincent_van_der_Spek


Parrotbill,_Gray-headed  Psittiparus gularis  Found: southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi


Parrotbill,_Rufous-headed  Psittiparus bakeri  Found: Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Thet_Zaw_Naing


Parrotbill,_White-breasted  Psittiparus ruficeps  Found: 1) Bhutan, China, India
Image by: 1) Umeshsrinivasan  2) Ron_Knight



Genus Rhopophilus


Babbler,_Tarim  Rhopophilus albosuperciliaris   Found: China
Image by: 1) Paul_Leader


Warbler,_Chinese_Hill  also  Beijing Babbler  Rhopophilus pekinensis   Found: China, North Korea
Image by: 1, 2) Aaron_Maizlish



Genus Scotocerca - 1 species
This species is also placed in its own family Scotocercidae

Warbler, Streaked Scrub Scotocerca inquieta   Found: northern Africa, southwest Africa
Image by: 1) Henrik Gronvold  2) Sergey Yeliseev - Egypt



Genus Sinosuthora

Parrotbill, Ashy-throated   Sinosuthora alphonsiana  Found: southwest China to northern Vietnam
Image by: 1) Ron Knight - Chengdu, China


Parrotbill,_Brown-winged  Sinosuthora brunnea  Found: China, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Thomas_Gut


Parrotbill,_Gray-hooded  Sinosuthora zappeyi  Found: China
Image by: 1) Thayer  2) Tang_Jun


Parrotbill,_Rusty-throated  also  Przevalski's Parrotbill  Sinosuthora przewalskii  Found: central China
Image by: 1) Gustav_Mutzel  2) Xu Yi-Xin


Parrotbill, Spectacled  Sinosuthora conspicillata  Found: central China
The Spectacled Parrotbill is a relatively small and long-tailed parrotbill. It has a bold white eye-ring.
Similar to: Vinous-throated Parrotbill. The shapes of these parrotbills are similar. Their similar bills have evolved for bamboo habitats.
Image by: 1) Tang Jun


Parrotbill, Vinous-throated   Sinosuthora webbiana also Paradoxornis webbiana  Found: Asia
The Vinous-throated Parrotbill is a relatively small and long-tailed parrotbill. It has brown upperparts; pinkish-cream upper-breast; creamy-buff belly merging with the breast; brown streaks on throat; rufous brown crown, forehead; pale gray eyes; gray or brown bill with paler or yellow tip; graduated tail (see image 1).
Similar to: Spectacled Parrotblil. The shapes of these parrotbills are similar. Their similar bills have evolved for bamboo habitats.
Image by: 1) Joseph Wolf  2) Ainus - Taiwan  3) Cristiano Crolle - Palude Brabbia, Italy
1, 2) S. webbiana bulomachus



Genus Suthora

Parrotbill,_Black-throated  Suthora nipalensis  Found: southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash  2) Bhaskarjbarua


Parrotbill,_Fulvous  Suthora fulvifrons  Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash  2) Ron_Knight


Parrotbill,_Golden  Suthora verreauxi  Found: China, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Ron_Knight






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