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Dark‑sided Thrush Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zoothera mollissima/salimalii
Family : Turdidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Dark-sided Thrush is a short-tailed passerine with a stout bill (length 25 cm, weight 83 g, wing 12.5 cm, bill 3.3 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 7 cm). It looks olive-brown from above. Its throat is white with dark brown markings on the side. It has pale ear-covert and dark malar stripe. It looks whitish from below except for its olive- brown markings on the breast, flanks, belly and buff underwing patches visible only during overhead flight. Its irises are black, bill is blackish-brown, legs and feet are plumbeous. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, their larvae and molluscs. It breeds in May-August.
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: markus lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Ericssonmore information, please contact us.