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Spot‑throated Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pellorneum palustre
Family : Pellorneidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Spot-throated Babbler is a small dark olive-brown passerine with white throat and a short tail (length 15 cm, weight 21.5 g, wing 5.6 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 4.9 cm). The adult is a uniform dark olive-brown above apart from grey lores and a short grey supercilium, and the short tail has a rounded end. Its white throat has faint, arrowhead-shaped spots. Its breast, flanks and vent are olive-brown, and the center of the belly is whitish. It has reddish-brown irises, brownish-flesh legs and a bicoloured bill: a brownish black or bluish-horn coloured upper mandible and a blue-grey lower mandible. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on insects. 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: porag(www.inaturalist.org/people/porag),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Bram Piotmore information, please contact us.