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Chinese (White‑tailed) Rubythroat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calliope calliope
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The White-tailed Rubythroat is a small passerine whose male is visibly different from the female (length 15 cm, wing 7.3 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 6 cm approximately)). The male looks brownish-slate above. It has ruby-red throat with black breast band, white forehead and supercilium, blackish tail with whitish sides and tip, white belly and undertail-covert. Its black breast feathers are bordered with white in fresh plumage. The female looks grey-brown above and greyish below with a white throat. It has a little white supercilium and whitish eye-ring, blackish-brown white tipped tail, white throat, smoky-grey breast and flanks, white belly and undertail-covert. Both sexes have dark brown irises, black bill, black or brownish-black legs and feet. It feeds mainly on insects, caterpillars, spiders, molluscs and young lizards. It breeds in May-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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: PeiWen Chang(www.inaturalist.org/people/PeiWen Chang),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Albina Fateevamore information, please contact us.