Species Details


Yellow‑bellied Warbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Urosphena squameiceps
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Yellow-bellied Warbler is a small, brownish passerine of dense bamboo with a yellow belly and white breast (length 9 cm, weight 6.5 g, wing 5 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 4.2 cm). It looks dull olive from above with a greyish crown and yellow from below. It has brownish-grey fore-crown, and the rest of the upperparts are dull olive, with plain brown wings and tail lacking any markings. It has a wide white supercilium above a narrow dark eye line and mottled greyish ear-coverts. It has a white throat and breast, and yellow belly, flanks and undertail-covert. Its tail looks brownish-buff from below. Its irises are brown, the bill is horn brown with a pink base to the lower mandible, and the legs and feet are flesh-brown. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on insects and makes short aerial sallies. It breeds in April-June.
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: jessie_h(www.inaturalist.org/people/jessie_h),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.