Definitions

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  • n. Any of a group of peculiar birds native to East and Southeast Asia, generally small and long-tailed, which inhabit reed beds and similar habitats and feed mainly on seeds.

Etymologies

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parrot +‎ bill

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • First they'd eat bird eggs and small birds, including 34 species of endangered forest birds found in Hawaii such as the Maui parrotbill, crested honeycreeper and Hawaiian crow, he said.

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  • For three successive winters, we studied the demography and genetic structure of winter flocks in a small passerine, the vinous-throated parrotbill

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  • 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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