French: Paradoxornis de Przewalski German: Przewalskipapageimeise Spanish: Picoloro de Przewalski
Other common names:
Berezowski and Bianchi
Hsiku and Minchow districts [presumably = Zhugqu and Min Xian Counties], southern Gansu, China
S Gansu and extreme N Sichuan, in C China.
13–14·5 cm. Highly distinctive parrotbill, with long and strongly graduated tail and some unique plumage characters. Has crown to uppermost mantle ash-grey, merging on... read more
Calls include rather harsh, spluttering, rolling “chrr-rr-rr-rr” and “chrr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr”, sharp,... read more
Bamboo and “tussocks” in open larch (Larix) and other coniferous forest, including fir (... read more
Food and feeding
Reported as feeding mainly on insects. Typically, travels in pairs, family parties or, outside breeding season, small hyperactive flocks of... read more
A nest found in Jun 2013 had 3 recently hatched nestlings; nest constructed from dry grass and bamboo leaves, decorated with green moss,... read more
No documented movements, but strong anecdotal evidence suggests that it may be forced to move... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA. Exceptionally poorly known species; virtually no information available on population. Although... read more
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