Species Details


Nepal Fulvetta Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Alcippe poioicephala
Family : Alcippeidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Nepal Fulvetta is a small olive-brown passerine with lateral black crown stripes (length 12 cm, weight 16 g, wing 6 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 6 cm). The adult is plain olive-brown on the back, wings, rump and tail. It has a grey head with black lateral crown stripes from above the eye to the nape and outstanding white eye-rings. The throat and lower breast and belly are white, and the breast, flanks and under tail coverts are buff. Its bill is greyish horn coloured except for the brown basal third of the upper mandible. It has grey-brown irises and plumbeous horn-brown legs, feet and claws. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, berries and nectar. It forms pairs in March and breeds in March-July. It thrives in the undergrowth of moist forests and scrub jungles. Similar to other babblers, this species is non-migratory and possesses short, rounded wings, resulting in a relatively weak flight capability.

When it comes to nesting, this babbler constructs its nest in trees, carefully concealed within dense foliage. Typically, the nest contains a usual clutch of two or three eggs.
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: Prajwalkm(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Prajwalkm),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:Mandar Bhagat(www.xeno-canto.org/Mandar Bhagat), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.