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Long‑tailed Sibia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Garrulax pectoralis
Family : Leiothrichidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Long-tailed Sibia is a dark slate-grey passerine with a long-tail and white wing patch (length 30 cm, weight 46 g, wing 11.7 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 21 cm). The adult looks dark slate-grey from above and pale grey from below. It has a grey head and dark grey brown wings. The secondaries have a prominent white patch. The long graduated grey-brown tail has white tips to the feathers. The throat and breast are grey, becoming paler grey on the belly. Its bill is thin, black and slightly down curved. The irises are dark red (grey in juveniles), and the legs and feet slaty. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on nectar, flower buds, seeds and insects. It breeds in the Himalayan foothills 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: John Clough(www.inaturalist.org/people/John Clough),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.