Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Forest Wagtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Passer montanus
Family : Passeridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Forest Wagtail is a olive-brown passerine with prominent wing-bars and double black breast-bands (length 17 cm, weight 16g, wing 8.3 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 7.2 cm approximately). The crown, nape, back and rump are olive-brown, its long tail is dark brown with white outer feathers. The wings are black with two broad yellowish-white bars on the coverts, and white at the base of the secondaries. It has a whitish supercilum and eye-ring. The underparts are white with two black breast-bands, with the lower band broken at the centre. Its bill is horn-brown with a paler base to the lower mandible. It feeds on spiders, ants and other insects. It breeds in China in May-June and nests on horizontal stems or crotches of small trees near water.
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 and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Stephan Risch(www.xeno-canto.org/Stephan Risch), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.