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Plain-backed Thrush complex (Possibly Alpine) Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aplonis panayensis
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Plain-backed Thrush is an olive-brown passerine with un-scaled, olive-brown back and a pale eye-ring (length 27 cm, weight 91.5 g, wing 14 cm, bill 2.6 cm, tarsus 3.7 cm, tail 9.5 cm). The adult looks brown from above and heavily scaled from below. It has narrow white wing bars on median and greater-coverts, heavily scaled breast and flanks with bold dark brown crescent spots. Its breast and belly are washed with buff. Its white wing-patch is prominent in flight but hidden otherwise. Its bill is brownish-black with dusky yellow base of lower mandible. It has brown eyes, brownish-flesh legs and feet, and horny-brown claws. The male and the female look alike. It breeds in May-July. It feeds on insects, snails, berries and seeds.
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.