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Slaty‑bellied Tesia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phylloscopus xanthoschistos
Family : Pycnonotidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Slaty-bellied Tesia is a tiny almost tail-less olive and slaty-coloured passerine (length 9 cm, weight 7.5 g, wing 4.8 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 1.8 cm). Its crown and nape are a bright yellowish-green, the rest of the upperparts are dull olive-green. It has a black eyestripe contrasting relatively less with the dark slaty-grey underparts. It has brown irises, legs and feet. The bill is bicolored: the upper mandible is blackish and the lower mandible is orangered with a yellow tip. The juvenile is dark olive-brown above and darker greyish below. It breeds in the Himalayas in May-July. Insects and spiders are its main food.
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: markus lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Scott Connopmore information, please contact us.