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Paradoxornis flavirostris Gould, 1836 – Black-breasted Parrotbill

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Black-throated Parrotbill and Gould's Parrotbill.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of the Brahmaputra valley foothills (up to 150m asl) in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India. This species has possibly undergone extirpation from Bangladesh and Nepal. It breeds during April-July (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:  

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 1,500-7,000 individuals. The major threat to this species is breeding habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and frequent flooding (BirdLife International 2001).

BirdLife International 2016. Paradoxornis flavirostris . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22716795A94511015. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Paradoxornis flavirostris Gould, 1836 – Black-breasted Parrotbill. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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