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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Sylviidae.


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  • Among the vertebrates are some 49 species which are endemic to China and three which are endemic to this locality: the bird called David's parrotbill Paradoxornis davidianus, and two amphibians Vibrissaphora liui, Pseudoxenodon karlschmidti.

    Mount Wuyi, China

  • Brown-winged parrotbills (Paradoxornis brunneus) have a large elevation range and occur here in a variety of habitats, extending west as far as northeast Myanmar.

    Yunnan Plateau subtropical evergreen forests

  • Birds characteristic of this ecoregion include at least two restricted-range species, brown-winged parrotbill (Paradoxornis brunneus) and Yunnan nuthatch (Sitta yunnanensis).

    Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests

  • Other species that occur within the Yellow Sea saline meadows include Chinese parrotbill (Paradoxornis heudei).

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • A number of internationally threatened species are found including lesser (red) panda Ailurus fulgens (V), Asiatic black bear Selenarctos thibetanus (V), mainland serow Capricornis sumatrensis (I), Asiatic golden cat Felis temmincki (I), Tibetan macaque Macaca thibetana (K), Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus (I) and Grey-hooded parrotbill Paradoxornis zappeyi (R).

    Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha, China


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