Species Details

@Markus Lilje

Rufous‑breasted Bush-robin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Myiomela leucura
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Rufous-breasted Bush Robin is a small passrine whose male and female are strikingly different (length 12 cm, weight 12 g, wing 8 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 2.5 cm, tail 5.5 cm approximately). The male looks deep blue from above and rufous-orange from below except for a few details. Its supercilium, lesser coverts and uppertail-coverts glisten with blue. It has white vent and undertail-covert. The female looks olive-brown from above and orange-buff from below. It has slaty-blue rump and uppertail-coverts and blackish edge to the deep blue tail. Its throat, breast and flanks are orange-buff and the central belly and undertail-covert are buffish-white. It feeds chiefly on insects. It breeds in March-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: Markus Lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/Markus Lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;David Edwardsmore information, please contact us.