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White-throated (Hodgson’s) Bushchat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Saxicola insignis
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : White-throated Bush Chat is a small passerine with a white throat and sides of the neck (Length 17 cm, wing 8.8 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 2.7 cm, tail 5.2 cm approximately). The adult male looks dark brown from above and rufous-chestnut from below. Its crown, ear-coverts and mantle are black. It has extensive white on wing, white primary coverts, white patches at the base of primaries and much white in greater coverts, base of tertials and secondaries. Its belly and vent are white, tail is dark and the rump is rufous. The adult female has brownish-buff crown and mantle, orange-buff to rufous orange uppertail covert, broad-buffish white wing-bars, white throat and orange wash across breast on its buffish below. It has a buffish supercilium. It feeds on insects and their larvae, and some vegetable matter. It breeds in summer from west Kazakhstan to Mongolia.
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: Rino Di Noto (www.inaturalist.org/people/Rino Di Noto ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Sreekumar Chirukandothmore information, please contact us.