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Sultan Tit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Melanochlora sultanea
Family : Paridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Sultan Tit species of male has the forehead and crown with the crest brilliant yellow,sides of the head and neck,chin,throat and breast deep black glossed with green and the outermost tail-feathers tipped with white,lower plumage from the breast downwards deep yellow and the thighs mottled with white.The female has the yellow parts duller,the upper plumage and sides of the head dark greenish-brown,the chin and throat glossed dark olive-green and tail dull black.The young resemble the female. The breeding season typically occurs from April to July. During this time, these birds create a clutch of five to seven eggs, which are laid inside a lined tree cavity for protection. Their primary diet consists of caterpillars, although they occasionally supplement their nutrition with small berries.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Markus Lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Markus Lilje),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:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.