Species Details


White‑browed Scimitar-babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-browed Scimitar Babbler is an olive-brown passerine with a prominent white supercilium and yellow bill (length 22 cm, weight 40 g, wing 10 cm, bill 3.2 cm, tarsus 3.7 cm, tail 11 cm). The back, wings and rounded tail are warm olive-brown. Its crown is slate-grey, separated by a long white supercilium from black lores and ear-coverts. The sides of the breast extending down to the vent are chestnut, and the throat, breast and belly are white. It has yellow irises and a yellow down-curved bill with a dusky base to the culmen. The male and the female look alike except for their legs and feet which are grey-brown in the male and bluish-slaty in the female. It feeds on insects, seeds and berries. It breeds in March-June
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: robbythai (www.inaturalist.org/people/ robbythai ),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:David Edwards(www.xeno-canto.org/David Edwards), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.