Species Details

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White-breasted (Greater Rufous‑headed) Parrotbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Family : Paradoxornithidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill is a small passerine with a rufous head, buff underparts and a stubby bill (length 15 cm, wing 9 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.8 cm, tail 8.3 cm). Its entire crown, ear-coverts and nape are deep rufous-orange and the rest of the upperparts are plain olive brown including the longish graduated tail. The underparts are uniform pale buff. It has a short swollen bicoloured bill: a dark brownish upper mandible and grayish lower mandible. Its irises are reddish-brown, a patch of blue orbital skin extends from the bill to around the eye, and its legs and feet are bluish-grey. The male and the female look alike. The juvenile has a paler rufous-orange head. It feeds on insects and seeds. It breeds in April-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: Judd Patterson (www.inaturalist.org/people/Judd Patterson ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Masato Nagai (Japan)more information, please contact us.