Species Details

@Chia aka Cory Chiappone

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Scientific Name : Zapornia akool
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Brown Bush-hen
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Brown Bush-hen is an olive-brown bird with a short tail and long legs and toes (adult bird length approximately 28 cm, weight 130 g, wing 12 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 5 cm, tail 6 cm). It looks olive-brown from above and ashy-grey from below. It has blood-red irises, reddish bill with a bluish tip, and pinkish-brown legs and feet. It feeds on insects and their larvae, molluscs, worms and seeds of water plants.
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: Chia aka Cory Chiappone(www.inaturalist.org/people/Chia aka Cory Chiappone),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.