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Rosy Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus cervinus
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Rosy Pipit is a small, sleek, streaked olive-brown terrestrial passerine with olive in the wings (length 15 cm, weight 20g, wing 8.7 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). In the breeding season, the upperpars are grey-olive heavily streaked with blackish, the wing shows an olive-green panel in the secondaries and tertials and double whitish wing-bars, and the brown tail has a white fringe. It has a prominent pinkish supercilium, broad dark eye-stripe and moustachial stripe, and white eye-ring. It has a beautiful pink wash to the throat, breast and upper belly, a white lower belly, and irregular black streaks on the sides of the breast and flanks. It breeds in the Himalayas in May-September. It feeds insects, seeds, and berries from the ground or vegetation.
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: Kelvin Joshua Che(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Kelvin Joshua Che),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:Teet Sirotkin(www.xeno-canto.org/Teet Sirotkin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.