Parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae)

Spot-breasted Parrotbill (Paradoxornis guttaticollis) - HBW 12, p. 313

French: Paradoxornis fléché German: Brustflecken-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro Pechipinto
Other common names: White-throated/Spotted-breasted/Rufous-headed Parrotbill

Taxonomy: Paradoxornis guttaticollis David, 1871, western Sichuan, China.
Formerly treated as conspecific with P. flavirostris 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. Proposed race gongshanensis (from W Yunnan, in S China) considered of very dubious validity. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: NE India (Himalayas of extreme E Arunachal and hills S of R Brahmaputra), W, N, E & S (E part) Myanmar; N part of NW Thailand, N Laos, N Vietnam (W & E Tonkin) and C, S & SE China (S Gansu and S Shaanxi S to WC Sichuan and Yunnan, E through Guizhou, N Guangxi and N Guangdong to N Fujian).