Species Details

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Verditer Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Niltava grandis
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Verditer Flycatcher is a long-tailed, greenish-blue passerine (length 15 cm, weight 19 g, wing 8.5 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 6.7 cm approximately). The male has totally greenishblue body with darker blue wings and tail and lighter forehead and throat. It has outstanding black lores. The female is duller and greyer than the male. The juvenile looks brown-grey from above, has orange-buff spots on the brown upper and lower body and buff tips to the coverts. It usually perches on bare branch and hunts mainly the winged insects by aerial sally. It breeds in April-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;photo credit: Carlos Sanchez(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Carlos Sanchez),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:Ding Li Yong(www.xeno-canto.org/Ding Li Yong), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.