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Mountain Tailorbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Abroscopus superciliaris
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Mountain Tailorbird is a tiny yellow and green passerine with a rufous-orange crown (length 12 cm, weight 6.3 g, wing 4.6 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 3.8 cm). The upperparts including the wing and tail are olive-green with a rufous forehead and fore-crown shading to greyer on the nape. It has a short white-yellowish supercilium behind the eye and a dark eye-stripe. The ear-coverts, throat and breast are grey, the belly and undertail-coverts are bright yellow. The tail is often cocked and has white inner webs to the outer feathers. Its irises are brown, the legs and feet are brownish-flesh, and the straight bill is bicoloured: the upper mandible is black and the lower mandible horn with an orange base. Its most distinctive feature is the bright yellowish belly. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects and their larvae. It breeds in May-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: markus lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Boesmanmore information, please contact us.