Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Indian Blue Robin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Brachypteryx leucophrys
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Indian Blue Robin is a slate-and-blue or olive-brown passerine with short fantail, long legs and large feet (length 15 cm, weight 17.5 g, wing 7.5 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 4.8 cm approximately). The male looks blue from above and orange from below. It has white supercilium, black lore and ear-covert. Its throat, breast and flanks are bright chestnut. Its throat is covered with black and the centre of its belly and vent are whitish. The female looks olivebrown from above and buffish from below except for the white throat flanks and belly. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in May-July.
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: Tan Kok Hui (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Tan Kok Hui ),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;more information, please contact us.