Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Rufous-fronted Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mixornis gularis
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Rufous-fronted Babbler is a small olive passerine with a rufous forehead and grey supercilium (length 12 cm, weight 10 g, wing 5.3 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 4.7 cm). The upperparts are entirely olive-brown apart from a rufous forehead and fore-crown. It has a narrow grey supercilium and greyish lores contrasting with olive brown ear-coverts. The whiteish throat sometimes has narrow dark streaks, the breast, flanks and belly are ochracious, paler on the center of the belly. It has brown to red irises, slaty-blue or dark grey bill, and greenish-yellow legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects and sometimes berries. 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: Tan Kok Hui (www.inaturalist.org/people/Tan Kok Hui ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.