Species Details

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Purple Cochoa Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zoothera dauma
Family : Turdidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind forests, Villages
Description : The Purple Cochoa is a medium sized forest bird brown to purple-brown bird with a pale crown (length 28 cm, weight 103 g, wing 14 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 10 cm). The male differs from the female. The male looks purplish-brown from above and brownish-purple from below. It has pale lavender-silver primaries with a black band in the middle and black tips, and a purple-lavender tail with a black tip. Its crown is pale lavender-blue contrasting with its rusty-brown mantle and black face and ear-coverts. The female looks rufous-brown from above and brownish orange from below but otherwise has similar markings to the male. Both sexes have crimson-brown or red-brown irises, lavender orbital skin, black bill and slaty-black legs. It breeds in the hills of north-east India in May-July. It feeds mainly on insects, molluscs, slugs and berries.
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: Rejoice Gassah (www.inaturalist.org/people/Rejoice Gassah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Frank Lambertmore information, please contact us.