Species Details


Chestnut‑headed Tesia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cettia brunnifrons
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Chestnut-headed Tesia is a tiny ground dwelling olive passerine with a chestnut head and an unusual short tail (length 8 cm, weight 9 g, wing 5 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 2.7 cm). It has a bright chestnut hood with a prominent white-crescent behind the eye. The back and wings are dark olive-green. Its throat, breast and belly are bright yellow, with olive-green on the sides of the breast and flanks. It has brown irises, olive-brown or greenishyellow legs and feet, and a bicolour bill: a horn-brown upper mandible and the lower mandible is yellowish to orange with a brown tip. The male and the female look alike. The juvenile looks very different from the adults. It lacks the chestnut head, it has dark olive upperparts tinged brown and dark rufous underparts. It feeds mainly on insects and spiders. It breeds in the Himalayas in May-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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Phuentsho(www.inaturalist.org/people/Phuentsho),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ramit Singalmore information, please contact us.