Species Details


Orange‑headed Thrush Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cochoa purpurea
Family : Turdidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Orange-headed Thrush is a passerine with striking orange head, throat, breast and belly (length 21 cm, weight 60 g, wing 12 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 8 cm). Besides its dominant orange colour, an adult male has blue-grey mantle, wings and tail. It also has white wing stripe between median and greater wing coverts. It has diffused dark vertical stripes at the rear of the ear-coverts. From below, it looks orange except for the whitish vent and undertailcovert. The female has olive-brown mantle, tertials and secondaries. Its irises are dark brown and bill is black. It has bicoloured legs: brownish front and yellowish behind. It feeds on earthworms and insects by turning over litter or digging loose soil. It’s singing and breeding time varies from place to place. In Bangladesh it is 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;photo credit: peterlobo65 (www.inaturalist.org/people/ peterlobo65 ),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:Craig Robson(www.xeno-canto.org/Craig Robson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.