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Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps ruficeps  
Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill
Photographer : © Sanchita Dey
Location :Lower Dibang Valley, Mishmi, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 13 March 2018
English synonyms:White-breasted Parrotbill (ruficeps), Rufous-headed Parrotbill (bakeri & magnirostris)
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This lone bird was a part of a mixed flock, consisting mostly of very noisy Rusty-fronted Barwings Actinodura egertoni. - SD
Taxonomic Notes :It has been suggested that this species should be split into two, viz. Rufous-headed Parrotbill P. bakeri (including P.r. magnirostris) and White-breasted Parrotbill P. ruficeps. Needs molecular study. Ref.:
King, B.; Robson, C. 2008. The taxonomic status of the three subspecies of Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps. Forktail 24: 120-122.
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