Genus PARADOXORNIS

The genus Paradoxornis, as restricted by Oates, contains only three species, two of which are found in India and Burma and a third heudei in Eastern China. Paradoxornis differs from Conostoma in having the feathers of the tail more graduated and the bill shorter and much deeper. The cutting-edge of the upper mandible has a deep sigmoid curve with a corresponding sinuation in the lower. The plumage is very las and full, the wing short and rounded, the 4th, 5th, and 6th quills being sub-equal.
Key to Species.
A. Throat barred black and white, bordered
below with a black band P. flavirostris, p. 105.
B. Throat pale fulvous with black arrow-head
markings and no band P. guttaticollis, p. 106.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
Genus PARADOXORNIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
105
M_ID: 
25353
M_SN: 
Paradoxornis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2484

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