Definition of parrotbill in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈparətbɪl


  • A tit-like Asian songbird with brown and grey plumage and a short arched bill.
    • Family Panuridae (or Paradoxornithidae): two genera and several species, including the bearded tit or reedling
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    • However polyphyly of the parrotbills seems dubious because of their very homogeneous bill morphology (short and laterally compressed).
    • The number of Maui parrotbills in the wild has dwindled to fewer than 500.

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