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Slaty-blue Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ficedula erithacus
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest, Haors
Description : The Slaty-blue Flycatcher is a small passerine with remarkable sexual dimorphism ((length 10 cm, weight: 9 g in male and 7.5 g in female, wing 8.7 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 5 cm approximately). The adult male looks dark blue from above and white from below. It has bright blue forehead, black-blue edges of the head and dark blue tail with white sides at the base. The adult female looks olive-brown from above and brownish-buff from below. It has white throat and rufous-brown uppertail-covert and tail. It feeds only on insects and often takes short sallies after these. It breeds in May-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: robbythai(www.inaturalist.org/people/robbythai),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.