Species Details


Grey Bushchat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Saxicola jerdoni
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Grey Bush Chat is a small upright grey or brown passerine (length 15 cm, weight 15.5 g, wing 6.7 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.2 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). The male and the female differ. The breeding male looks black and grey from above and whitish from below. It has a black crown and black mask covering the sides of its head, separated by a long white supercilium, an ashy-grey back and rump with dark streaks, a white triangular patch on its wing, and a black tail with white outer feathers. Its throat is white and the breast and flanks are pale grey up to a whiter vent. The adult female is rufous-brown above with faint brown stripes on its back, a rufous rump, rusty uppertail-coverts and a dark brown tail. It has a pale buff supercilium, dark brown sides to the face from the lores to nape, a white chin and throat, and fulvous breast and belly. It breeds in the Himalayas in February-July. . It feeds on insects and occasionally seeds.
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;photo credit: benjamynweil (www.inaturalist.org/people/ benjamynweil ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Brian Cox(www.xeno-canto.org/Brian Cox), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.