French: Paradoxornis tridactyle German: Dreizehen-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro tridáctilo
J. P. Verreaux
#R, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois”; type specimens from Baoxing, Sichuan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. paradoxus
J. P. Verreaux, 1871 – S Gansu S to SC Sichuan, also Daba Mts (NE Sichuan–SE Shaanxi), in C China.
C. p. taipaiensis
(Cheng Tsohsin et al., 1973) – Qinling Mts, in S Shaanxi (C China).
c. 20 cm; 32–38 g. Adult has similar general coloration to Conostoma aemodium; outer toe vestigial. Nominate race has forehead pale ashy grey, crown and nape... read more
Song a clear, rather high, plaintive even “uui u”, “uui uui” or simple “uui” repeated after clear... read more
Bamboo in or close to mixed broadleaf and coniferous forests, at 1500–3660 m.
Food and feeding
No published information on diet. Forages in small flocks of up to 15 individuals during presumed non-breeding season. Can be very... read more
Sedentary, but possibly subject to minor local movements in winter. Apparent dependence on bamboo... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA. Not well known; rather uncommon. Although this species has a very limited range... read more
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