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Red‑throated Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus hodgsoni
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Red-throated Pipit is a small, brown terrestrial passerine with heavy streaks (length 15 cm, wing 8.5 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5 cm approximately). In breeding plumage the mantle is pale brown with dark brown streaks and two pairs of white lines, double white wing bars and a dark tail with white outer edge. It has a brick red to pinkish-red supercilium, ear-coverts, throat and upper breast, and creamy white lower breast and belly with heavy dark streaks. In the winter, it has a buff to pinkish supercilium, throat and upper breast, and black malar stripe. The female resembles the male but in summer the red is paler and in winter it lacks pink. It feeds on insects and seeds, and often wags it tail while foraging. It breeds in Siberia in June-July and nests in natural depressions on the ground or a tuft of grass.
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: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Nicholas Galeamore information, please contact us.