Species Details


Spot‑breasted Scimitar-babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler is a medium sized olive-brown passerine with a dull down-curved bill (length 25 cm, weight: 63.5 g in male and female 53.5 g in female, wing 9 cm, bill 3.6 cm, tarsus 4 cm, tail 9.6 cm). The upperparts are entirely pale olive-brown. Its forehead and ear-coverts are rufous. The throat, breast and upper belly are white with bold brown spots on the breast. It has olive-brown sides to the breast, flanks and lower belly, and a rufous vent. Its large bill is down curved and multicoloured: the upper mandible is greyish-brown with a blackish-brown at base, and lower mandible is greyish-brown with yellow base. It has cream, creamy-white or pale straw irises, dark purplish-blue orbital skin, and brown to greyish brown legs and feet. It feeds on insects and their larvae and chrysalises, seeds and berries. It breeds in March-June.
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: porag (www.inaturalist.org/people/ porag ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.