Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Scarlet Minivet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pericrocotus flammeus
Family : Campephagidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Orange Minivet
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The orange minivet is a small bird that measures 17-22 cm and weighs 19-24.5 g. Male birds are bright orange and black with a glossy black head, chin, throat and mantle. Female birds are mostly yellow with a grey upper body. The males have isolated red markings near the tips of their tertials and inner secondaries. The females have a yellow forehead and ashy-grey lower back. Juveniles look like females with some variation. The orange minivet is a social bird that feeds in small groups while bouncing along treetops in forests. They primarily eat insects and scan their surroundings while perched. They catch their prey by hovering over plants, a behavior known as sally-gleaning. These birds often forage with other canopy species in mixed-hunting parties. Their call consists of sweeping whistles with multiple "weep-sweep" notes, and they vocalize while in flight or stationary. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.