Species Details


Grey‑throated Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pomatorhinus mcclellandi
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Grey-throated Babbler is a small olive-brown passerine of the undergrowth with black and white markings on the face (length 12 cm, weight 15 g, wing 5.7 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 5.2 cm). The upperparts are olive-brown except for the head. The blackish crown is streaked with white in the center , It has a whitish eye ring and supercilium extending from the eye to nape. The lores and a sub-moustache stripe are black, the chin and throat are a mix of black, grey and white. The ear-coverts and breast are rufescent-buff, and its flanks and lower belly are olivaceous. Its irises are reddish to orange brown, its legs and feet brown, and its bill is slaty to horn, darker in the breeding season. It breeds in April-July. It feeds on insects, berries and nectar.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: jamesmifan (www.inaturalist.org/people/ jamesmifan ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Dibyendu Ash(www.xeno-canto.org/Dibyendu Ash), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.