Great Parrotbill

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.

The Great Parrotbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Great Parrotbill is a peculiar bird, much larger than most other parrotbills and with a somewhat different bill structure. This species is placed in the monotypic genus Conostoma, in most taxonomies the only parrotbill not in the genus Paradoxornis. However, to me the ultimate “paradox bird” is a species I saw in Sichuan but never managed a photo of – the Three-toed Parrotbill, with the wonderful name of Paradoxornis paradoxus. More

The Great Parrotbill (Conostoma oemodium) is a bird species often placed with the Old World babblers (family Timaliidae) or in a distinct family Paradoxornithidae, but it actually seems to belong to the Sylviidae. Its genus Conostoma is monotypic. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Conostoma oemodium. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

Great Parrotbill (Conostoma oemodium) is a local resident in Himalayas. More

Great Parrotbill Paradoxornis oemodium 165. Brown Parrotbill Paradoxornis unicolor 166. Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula 167. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 168. Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum 169. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus 170. Mrs Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 171. House Sparrow Passer domesticus 172. Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans 173. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 174. White Wagtail Motacilla alba 175. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 176. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Conostoma
Species : oemodium
Authority : Hodgson, 1842