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Himalayan (Orange-flanked) Bush-robin Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tarsiger hyperythrus
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Red-flanked Bluetail is a small dark blue passerine with bright orange flanks (length 15 cm, weight 13 g, wing 8 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 6.7 cm). The female is slightly smaller than the male. The male looks blue from above and dirty-white from below. It has sky blue forehead, supercilium, wing and rump, dirty white mid-throat, breast and belly. The sides of the throat are dark blue and the flank is bright orange. It has black bill, dark brown irises and black feet. The female looks olive-brown from above and dirty-white from below except for the grey-brown throat. It has olive-brown head, bluish rump, uppertail-coverts and tail, greybrown sides of the throat, olive-brown breast-band and orange flanks. It feeds exclusively on insects. It breeds in March-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: soumyajit nandy(www.inaturalist.org/people/soumyajit nandy),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ramit Singalmore information, please contact us.