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Black‑breasted Parrotbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chrysomma sinense
Family : Paradoxornithidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Black-breasted Parrotbill is a medium sized rufous brown passerine with a stubby yellow bill and black patch on the upper breast (length 19 cm, wing 8.7 cm, bill 1.2 cm, tarsus 3.0 cm, tail 10.5 cm). The upperparts are warm brown with a long graduated brownish tail and rufous-chestnut crown and nape. Its ear-coverts, chin and upper breast have black patches almost merging, and its cheeks and upper throat are barred with white and brown. The rest of its underparts are rufous-buff. Its irises are deep red or reddish-brown and the swollen rounded bill is wax-yellow to bright yellow. It has slaty to plumbeous-grey legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds chiefly on vegetable matter, and takes insects in the breeding seasons. It breeds in Assam 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: antonygrossy (www.inaturalist.org/people/antonygrossy ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Oscar Campbellmore information, please contact us.