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White‑browed Piculet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sasia ochracea
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Rufous Piculet
Habitat : Bamboo thickets in mixed broadleaved semi-evergreen forests and dense secondary growths.
Description : The white-browed piculet is a small bird with olive-green upperparts tinged with chestnut, growing up to 10 cm (4 in) long. Its underparts are cinnamon or rufous, and the stubby tail is blackish. The crown is green, and there is a white streak above and behind the eye, which is surrounded by a ring of bare pinkish or reddish skin. Males have a small golden-yellow patch on the forehead. The beak is grey, the iris is red, and the legs are yellow or orange. Juveniles are duller in color. It can be confused with the rufous piculet but differs in the white streak above the eye and the darker beak.
The white-browed piculet lives in dense forests with vines and bamboo, as well as scrub and swampy woodlands, up to an altitude of 2,600 m (8,500 ft). The bird forages in the understory layer, feeding on small insects and invertebrates. It nests in bamboo, and breeding occurs from March to July.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Gyeltshen Gyeltshen(www.inaturalist.org/people/Gyeltshen Gyeltshen),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Martjan Lammertinkmore information, please contact us.