Species Details

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Crested Bunting Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Carpodacus erythrinus
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Size of Crested bunting is between 15 cm to 17 cm including the tail. Male striking glossy black plumage, with long, pointed crest and chestnut wings and tail. Female is paler and browner than male, with shorter crest and less chestnut in wings and tail. Female upper parts are olive-brown above, underparts are paler olive-brown, streaked darker, rufous in wings distinctive, buffy-yellow below, streaked dark on breast, darkish moustachial stripe.The chestnut edges of the wing-coverts and flight feathers are variable in width, depending on age and stage of wear. The tail is browner with considerably less chestnut in females than in males of the same age. There is never any white in the tail. The belly is brown and lacks the bluish gloss. Breeding takes place sometime between April and August, coinciding with local wet season. The nest of the rose-ringed parakeet is typically situated in a low position within a bush. The eggs have a dark blue color with coarse dark brown spots, and a typical clutch consists of five eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit and photo copyright:Samiul Mohsanin, more information, please contact us.