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Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei heudei  
Reed Parrotbill
Photographer : © David A Showler
Location :Beijing, China
Date : 27 January 2018
English synonyms:Yangtse Parrotbill, Yangtze Parrotbill, Heude’s Parrotbill, Chinese Parrotbill, Chinese Crowtit, Northern Parrotbill (polivanovi)
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :Perched on a reed Phragmites australis stem. My photo shows pale spots on the breast (presumably abrading overwinter to reveal darker breast band in spring?). - DAS
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to eastern China.
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