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Panurus biarmicus
Panurus biarmicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradoxornithidae

The parrotbills are a small family of Old World passerine birds, Paradoxornithidae (or Panuridae in some systems). They are related to the Old World 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
    • Bearded Tit, or Bearded Reedling, Panurus biarmicus
  • Genus Conostoma
    • Great Parrotbill, Conostoma oemodium
  • Genus Paradoxornis
    • Brown Parrotbill, Paradoxornis unicolor
      Grey-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
      Grey-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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