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Blue‑throated Blue-flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cyornis tickelliae
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher is a passerine with visible sexual dimorphism (length 14 cm, wing 7 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 5.5 cm approximately). The adult male looks blue from above and white from below except for the blue throat. Its forehead and supercilium are brighter blue, lores are black and the throat is dark blue. It has rufous breast, white flanks and belly and buff wash on white undertail-covert. The female has olive-brown rump, cream-orange throat, orange breast and white belly. Its lores and eye-ring are pale. It breeds in April-August. It feeds chiefly on flying insects and grubs.
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: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Vijay Anand Ismavel ),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:Mandar Bhagat(www.xeno-canto.org/Mandar Bhagat), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.