Parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae)

Black-breasted Parrotbill (Paradoxornis flavirostris) - HBW 12, p. 313

French: Paradoxornis de Gould German: Schwarzkehl-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro Pechinegro
Other common names: Gould’s Parrotbill

Taxonomy: Paradoxornis flavirostris Gould, 1836, probably Nepal [north West Bengal, India, later considered more likely].
Formerly treated as conspecific with P. guttaticollis by some authors, but is morphometrically quite distinct and differs in vocalizations and, especially, in habitat requirements; ranges of the two overlap (or formerly overlapped) in parts of NE India, but they are ecologically separated. Monotypic.

Distribution: R Brahmaputra floodplains in NE West Bengal, NE Assam and immediately adjacent areas of Arunachal Pradesh, in NE India. Contrary to some published reports, not present on Mt Victoria (W Myanmar).