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Asian Stubtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cettia castaneocoronata
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Asian Stubtail is a tiny chunky brown bird with a prominent supercilium, very short tail and relatively long legs (length 11 cm, tail 3 cm). It looks rufous-brown from above and whiteish-buff below. The crown is dark brown with minute black scalings, the back and wings are plain brown. It has a long broad buffish supercilium and a long dark eyestripe extending from the bill almost to the hindcrown. The ear-coverts and sides of the throat are pale mottled with brown. The throat is white and the underparts are whiteish washed with buff on the flanks and undertail. The male and the female look alike. It feeds chiefly on insects and their larvae. It breeds in north-east Asia in April-July. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
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: John & Jemi Holmes(www.inaturalist.org/people/John & Jemi Holmes),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.