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Richard's Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus roseatus
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Grasslands
Description : The Richard’s Pipit is a sleek, brown terrestrial passerine with an upright stance, streaking, and a long tail and hind claw (length 17 cm, weight 27 g, wing 9.4 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 7 cm approximately). The adult is brown above with dark brown streaks, brown wings, pale fronged median wing-coverts with triangular shaped black centres, and a white edge to a dark tail. It has a white supercilium and lores, dark malar stripe, buff breast and flanks, white belly, and brown streaks on the breast. It feeds insects and their larvae from the ground or grass. It breeds in Siberia in April-July and nests in natural hollows on the ground among grass tussocks.
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: markus lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Boesmanmore information, please contact us.