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Yellow‑eyed Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sylvia curruca
Family : Sylviidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes, Grassland
Description : The Yellow-eyed Babbler is a rufescent-brown passerine with prominent yellow eye and long graduated tail (length 18 cm, weight 18.3 g, wing 6.4 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 8.7 cm). The upperparts including ear- coverts are entirely rufescent brown. It has white lores and a small white supercilium around yellow irises and orange-yellow eye-rims .Its chin, throat and breast are white, and the flanks and lower belly are washed buff. Its short stubby bill is black and its legs and feet are yellow. It has an orange brown mouth which turns black in the breeding season. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects such as caterpillars and grasshoppers, spiders, berries and nectar. It breeds in June- November.
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: Saurabh Agrawal (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Saurabh Agrawal ),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:Lars Edenius(www.xeno-canto.org/Lars Edenius), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.