(Last Updated on : 02/02/2016)
Brown Parrotbill is an Indian bird
that bears a scientific name "Cholornis unicolor
" is widely concentrated in the Northern and north eastern part of India.
Description of Brown Parrotbill
Brown Parrotbill is originally described by Brian Houghton Hodgson in the genus Hemirhynchus. Later Brown Parrotbill was included in the genus Heteromorpha. They are now usually treated as members of the family Paradoxornithidae
within which its closest relative is the Three-Toed Parrotbill. Subspecies Canaster described by Thayer and Bangs in 1912 from Hsikang and saturatior described by Rothschild in 1921 from Yunnan are generally not considered valid.
Concentration of Brown Parrotbill
Brown Parrotbill is a Parrotbill found in the central and eastern Himalayan Mountain Range. They are found in the states like Uttar Pradesh
, Himachal Pradesh
, Darjeeling District
of West Bengal
, northern part of Bihar
Early Name of Brown Parrotbill
Brown Parrotbill has earlier been called a brown suthora.
Structure of Brown Parrotbill
Brown Parrotbill is a 17-19 cm long grey brown bird with a long tail and a characteristic small yellowish Parrot-Like Bill. A dark stripe runs above the eyes and along the sides of the crown. They move in small groups and will sometimes join mixed species foraging flocks.
Habitat of Brown Parrotbill
Brown Parrotbill is found in the hilly tracts in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.