Species Details

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Scaly Thrush Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zoothera monticola
Family : Turdidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Scaly Thrush is a passerine marked with prominent crescent-shaped scales (length 26 cm, weight 100 g, wing 14 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 10 cm). A typical adult looks yellowish olive-brown above with black crescent-shaped markings. It has buff and dark brown bars across wings and prominent crescent dark marking on the ear-coverts. From below, it looks whitish with brown crescent marks on the breast, flanks and sides of the belly. In flight, a buff underwing-patch is visible. Its irises are black, eye skin is yellowish, bill is horny-black with brownish at base. It has horny-brown legs and feet and pale-horny claws. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, their larvae and berries. It breeds in March-October.
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: Ramnarayan K (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Ramnarayan K ),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.