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Marsh Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pellorneum ruficeps
Family : Pellorneidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Marsh Babbler is a dark olive-brown passerine with a white boldly striped throat (length 15 cm, wing 6.5 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 6.6 cm). The adult lis uniform olive-brown above from the crown to the mantle, wings and medium length tail. It has a greyish lore and short supercilium not extending beyond its eye. It has a white chin, and bold brown stripes on a rufous-buff washed sides to the throat, breast and flanks. Its belly is white, the sides are olive-brown, and the undertail-covert are ochraceous. Its irises are brown, the legs and feet are fleshy-brown or pale horn-blue and bill is bicoloured with a deep brown upper mandible and pale brown lower mandible. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in March-August.
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;Bram Piotmore information, please contact us.