Current view: Data table and detailed info
Cholornis unicolor (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Paradoxornis unicolor.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red list criteria met and history
||not a migrant
|Land mass type
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally rather scarce; rare in Bhutan and fairly common in parts of China (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Paradoxornis unicolor. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/brown-parrotbill-paradoxornis-unicolor on 28/05/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/05/2023.