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Plumbeous Water-redstart Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phoenicurus leucocephalus
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Plumbeous Water Redstart is a small blue-grey passerine whose male looks very different from the female (length 12 cm, weight 17.5 g, wing 7.5 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 5 cm approximately). The male looks dark slaty-blue from above and below except for a rufouschestnut tail, uppertail-coverts and vent. The adult female looks dark grey-brown from above and pale grey from below. It has two rows of white spots on the wing, a prominent white rump and white sides to its blackish tail, and the pale underparts are entirely covered in dark scaly markings except for its white vent. It feeds on insects and berries.It breeds in the Himalayas in April-July.
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: Allan Hopkins (www.inaturalist.org/people/Allan Hopkins ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mike Nelsonmore information, please contact us.