Species Details


Long‑billed Thrush Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zoothera marginata
Family : Turdidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Long-billed Thrush is a big passerine with an elongated curved bill, hooked at the tip (length 28 cm, weight 125 g, wing 14 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 8 cm). It looks slaty-brown from above and olive-brown to dusky white from below. It’s ear-covert and cheek have pale stripes. It has whitish throat with dark brown spots on the side of the throat, breast and flanks. A white underwing patch is visible in flight. Its irises and bill are dark brown and legs and feet are horny-brown. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, larvae, molluscs and berries. It breeds in May-July.
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: upupamartin(www.inaturalist.org/people/upupamartin),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.