The genus Paradoxornis, as I restrict it, contains two species found in India. It differs from the last genus by its more graduated tail and by its very deep bill. Very little is known of the habits and nothing whatever of the mode of nidification of either species.
Jerdon remarks of P. flavirostris that he procured it in a pine wood and that it had partaken of seeds. It does not, however, appear to be the usual habit of these birds to eat seeds or to be found in forests.
Key to the Species.
a. Throat barred with black and white, bordered below by a black band……………….P. flavirostris, p. 62.
b. Throat pale fulvous, with a few delicate arrow-head-shaped marks and no band below ……………….P. guttaticollis, p. 62.