Species Details

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Pied Bushchat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Saxicola caprata
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Pied Bush Chat is a small passerine, mostly black in the male and brown in the female (length 13 cm, weight 15 g, wing 7.2 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2.1 cm, tail 5.5 cm approximately). The male looks entirely black except for its white rump, uppertail-coverts, belly and vent, and a long white patch from its shoulder along its wing-coverts. The female looks dark brown from above and rufous-brown from below. It has brown wings with buff edges, a bright rufous-orange rump, black tail, and pale throat. It breeds in March-August. It feeds on ants, beetles, larvae, grasshoppers, spiders, other insects and some vegetable matter
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: Subramanya CK(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Subramanya CK),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:Patrick Franke(www.xeno-canto.org/Patrick Franke), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.