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Eurasian Woodcock Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Scolopax rusticola
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Woodcock
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Eurasian Woodcock has a ring of whitish feathers round the eyes. It has a white throat and a reddish-brownish tail with a dark sub-terminal band and a white tip. Its irises are brown, legs and feet are olive-brown. It feeds mainly on worms and larvae of insects. It also takes beetles, spiders, caterpillars, small snails, seeds and shoots. The Eurasian woodcock nests on the ground in low cover and lines its nest with dead leaves and plant material. The female lays one or two white or creamy eggs with brown and grey blotches. Incubation lasts 21 to 24 days, and the chicks leave the nest immediately. They fledge after 15 to 20 days and can fly short distances after 10 days. In rare cases, the mother bird carries her chicks in various ways when threatened.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Roberto Ghiglia(www.inaturalist.org/people/Roberto Ghiglia),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.