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Banded Bay Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cacomantis sonneratii
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Banded Bay Cuckoo, Bay-banded Cuckoo
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Banded Bay Cuckoo is a brown heavily barred bird with a white supercilium (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, wing 12 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 1.7 cm, tail 11.5 cm). The upperparts are rufous-brown with dark brown bars. The male and the female look alike. It feeds chiefly on caterpillars and bugs. It breeds mainly in February-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,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;Bas van Balenmore information, please contact us.