Species Details

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Bluethroat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Larvivora cyane
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Bluethroat is a small passerine whose male is visibly different from the female (length 15 cm, weight 17 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1.2 cm approximately)). The male looks brown from above and buff-whitish from below. It has a long white supercilium, white eye-ring, black lores, grey scales on ear-coverts and brownish chin. Its tail is orange-chestnut with black tips. It has blue band on the throat and black patch on the breast bordered with rufous band. Its belly is whitish and the flanks and undertail-covert are buff. The female has white and brown stripes but no blue band on its throat. It has black sub-moustachial stripe and whitish wing-bars. It feeds mainly on insects including beetles, caterpillars, ants, earthworms, etc. It breeds in May-August
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: Julien Renoult(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Julien Renoult),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:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.