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Spot‑breasted Parrotbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Paradoxornis flavirostris
Family : Paradoxornithidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Spot-breasted Parrotbill is a medium sized olive-brown passerine with a black ear patch and stubby yellow bill (length 19 cm, weight 26 g, wing 8 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 10 cm). The upperparts are entirely warm brown with a rufous-cinnamon crown and nape, and long graduated tail. It has white cheeks specked with dark, and black ear-coverts. Its underparts are pale buff with arrow-shaped black spots and streaks on the throat and upper breast. It has brown to red-brown irises, short rounded wax-yellow bill and slaty-grey legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on seeds and insects. It breeds in the hills of northeast India 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: porag(www.inaturalist.org/people/porag),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Boesmanmore information, please contact us.