Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Indian Silverbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Amandava amandava
Family : Estrildidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Indian Silverbill is a light brown bird with a long, pointed black tail (length 10 cm, weight 12 g, wing 5.5 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 1.4 cm, tail 4.7 cm approximately). It is plain pale earthy-brown above with a white rump, back wings and a pointed black tail. It has a whiteish face and underparts with some rufous-buff barring on its buffy flanks. Its bill is triangular and greyishblack or slaty-blue, the irises are brownish-black, and its legs, feet and claws are greyish-pink or pale brownish. It feeds on seeds and small insects. It breeds in July-December and nests in thorny bushes, about 2-3 m above the ground.
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 and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Bram Piot(www.xeno-canto.org/Bram Piot), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.