Great Parrotbill (Conostoma aemodium) - HBW 12, p. 309
French: Grande Panure
Spanish: Picoloro Grande
Taxonomy: Conostama [sic] Œmodius [sic] Hodgson, 1841, northern Nepal.
Original description included two different spellings of genus name (Conostoma, Conostama) and three of species name (aemodius, oemodius, omodius); both elements of current name determined by ICZN Principle of First Reviser. Genus name has been claimed to be preoccupied by the name of an insect genus, with replacement name Enendrozdovoma proposed; however, several significant uncertainties surround this claim, and so long-established and almost universally used current name should be retained until satisfactorily proven otherwise. Monotypic.
Distribution: Himalayas from N India (E Uttaranchal Pradesh) E to E Bhutan, and locally in adjacent areas of S Xizang (S China); also, disjunctly (on basis of present knowledge), in C China (SW Shaanxi and S Gansu S to Sichuan and NW Yunnan) and E part of N Myanmar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Calling in the tree Locality Longcanggou, Yingjing County, Sichuan, China (Northern)
Tong Menxiu 29 June 2014 8 weeks ago 31 sec 4.5
A bird singing on two different perches Locality Hong Kong Zoo, Hong Kong (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2002 8 years ago 32 sec 4
in low vegetation, calls Locality Longcanggou, Yingjing County, Sichuan, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 22 May 2013 1 year ago 40 sec 3.5
A single individual was seen
Locality East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Jainy Kuriakose 11 June 2014 15 weeks ago 4.2
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Wawu Shan, Sichuan, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
John and Jemi Holmes 2 years ago 4
Single bird on branch
Locality Sichuan, China (Northern)
John and Jemi Holmes 15 November 2007 5 years ago 4