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Large Scimitar-babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Large Scimitar Babbler is a large dark olive-brown passerine with a long downcurved bill (length 28 cm, wing 11 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 4 cm, tail 11.5 cm). The upperparts including the wings and rounded tail are entirely olive-brown. It has a rufous line from the eye to the side of the neck. Its ear-coverts are grey. The throat, breast and belly are white, the sides of the breast and flanks are slaty with white scaling or streaking, and the vent is brown. It has brown to deep red-brown irises, bluish-flesh or dull naked patch behind the eye; a large downcurved dull horn bill that may show a green or grey tinge, and pale plumbeous or slaty grey legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects and snails. It breeds in January-April.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Vijay Anand Ismavel(www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Ericssonmore information, please contact us.