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Scientific Name : Monticola solitarius
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Jerdon’s Bush Chat is a small upright passerine with plain dark upperparts (length 15 cm, wing 6.6 cm, bill 1cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 6.5 cm approximately). The male differs from the female. The male looks entirely glossy blue-black above including the head and ear-coverts, wings, rump and tail; and is white below from the throat to vent. The female looks uniform rufous-brown from above and pale brownish-buff from below. Its rump and uppertail-coverts are rufous, the chin and throat are white and its breast and flanks are dark fulvous. In both sexes the tail is uniform, relatively long and with a rounded graduated tip. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in the nearby grasslands of eastern India in February-May.
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: Ani Sarkisyan (www.inaturalist.org/people/Ani Sarkisyan ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Eduardo Realinhomore information, please contact us.