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Striated Yuhina Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Psittiparus ruficeps
Family : Paradoxornithidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Striated Yuhina is a small grey-brown passerine with a rufous crown. The adult has grey-brown upperparts with narrow white streaks on the back, and a dark brown, rounded tail with white tips to the outer feathers. It has a short rufous crest with pale scales, a narrow white supercilium, and rufous ear-coverts with fine white streaks. The underpars are off-white to greyish-white. Its short bill is light reddish-horn with a purplish base and gape. It has pale hazel irises, dull reddish or flesh coloured legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. Juveniles have a browner back and a shorter crest. It feeds on insects, seeds and nectar. It breeds in April-July.
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:photo credit: Gyeltshen Gyeltshen (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Gyeltshen Gyeltshen ),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.