Species Details

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White‑tailed Blue Robin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calliope tschebaiewi
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-tailed Robin is a small dark passerine with white ovals in its tail (length 17 cm, weight 27 g, wing 9.4 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 7.7 cm approximately). The male looks very different from the female. The male looks entirely dark blue except for the prominent white sides of its black tail. It has a shiny light blue forehead, supercilium and shoulder, and small white spots on the neck. The female looks warm olive-brown from above and rufous-brown to greyish-brown from below. It has white sides to its black tail, white streaks on its ear-coverts and chin and a buff line on the lower throat. It feeds on insects and berries. It breeds in the hills of northeast India in April-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;photo credit: markus lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/ markus lilje),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mike Nelson(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.