Order Passeriformes

Family Paradoxornithidae

Parrotbills
Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Old World Warblers and Parrotbills (Sylviidae).
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General
  • Small passerines with strong arched bill, strong tit-like legs and feet, and longish tail; plumage mostly brown, grey and rufous in various combinations, often some black markings.
  • Palearctic and Oriental Regions.
  • Bamboo, grass, scrub and broadleaf evergreen forest, in lowlands and mountains.
  • 9-28 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Robson, C. (2017). Parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52331 on 21 October 2017).