Black-throated parrotbill

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Black-throated parrotbill
Black-throated Parrotbill East Sikkim India 19.04.2015.jpg
Paradoxornis nipalensis humii from Pangolakha WLS, Sikkim, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae (see text)
Genus: Suthora
Species: S. nipalensis
Binomial name
Suthora nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1837)

Paradoxornis nipalensis

The black-throated parrotbill (Suthora nipalensis) is a parrotbill species often placed with the Old World babblers (family Timaliidae) or in a distinct family Paradoxornithidae, but it actually seems to belong to the Sylviidae.

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the central and eastern Himalayas, and in adjoining parts of Southeast Asia. The species ranges across Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.