Species Details

@Yu Ching Tam

Brown-breasted Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Muscicapa ferruginea
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Brown-breasted Flycatcher is a small passerine with white eye-ring and brown breast band (Length 13 cm, weight 12 g, wing 7.2 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 1.3 cm, tail 5.2 cm). It has olive-brown upperpart with rufous-brown rump and tail. Its lore, eye-ring and submoustachial stripe are white and malar stripe is dark. It has rusty edges to the wing feathers. Its throat and centre of the belly are white. It has pale brown sides and breast. Its irises are dark brown and the bill is dark horny-brown with dusky lower mandible and flesh coloured tip. It has pale lemon-yellow mouth, pale yellowish-flesh or yellow legs and feet and dusky claws. The male and the female look alike. It breeds in May-June. It feeds mainly on dipterous insects.
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: Yu Ching Tam (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Yu Ching Tam ),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;bird song owner:David Farrow(www.xeno-canto.org/David Farrow), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.