Species Details


Brown‑cheeked Fulvetta Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Graminicola bengalensis
Family : Graminicola
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta is a small dull olive-brown passerine lacking markings (length 15 cm, wing 6.7 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 6.6 cm). The adult has a greyish-brown crown and nape, olive-brown to grey-brown mantle, and rusty-brown wing and tail. Its cheeks are brown, the throat is off-white, the rest of the underparts are fulvous, paler on the breast. It has dark horn bill, greyish-brown irises, and greyish-brown legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. The young has browner edges to the wings and tail, slaty-grey irises, and bright yellow gape and mouth. It feeds on ants, other insects and nectar. It breeds in March-September.
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: desertnaturalist (www.inaturalist.org/people/desertnaturalist ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Dibyendu Ashmore information, please contact us.