Species Details

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Abbott's Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Trichastoma tickelli
Family : Pellorneidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Abbott’s Babbler is a medium sized rich brown passerine with a whitish throat and breast (length 15 cm, weight 30 g (female 26 g), wing 7.7 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 5 cm). The adult is plain olive-brown from above with rufous brown on the upper tail coverts and short tail. Its lores and a narrow supercilium are grey. It has a greyish-white throat, breast and center to the belly, the sides of the breast, flanks and undertail-coverts are rich rufous-buff. Its irises are reddish-brown, the legs are brownish and the stout bill is bicoloured with a black upper mandible and grey lower mandible. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on insects and their larvae. It breeds in April-July.
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: Tan Kok Hui(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Tan Kok Hui),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;more information, please contact us.