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Bar-tailed Treecreeper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Actinodura egertoni
Family : Leiothrichidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Bar-tailed Treecreeper is a small, brown bird with a prominent supercilium, a long, forked and barred tail, and a long, down-curved bill (length 12 cm, weight 9 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1.1 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 6.5 cm). It has pale grey-brown upperparts mottled and streaked with brown. Its underparts are pale greyish-buff except for its white chin and throat, and smoky flanks. It has a long, white supercilium and a dark eye-stripe. Two pale wing-bars show on its closed wing. Its long, pointed tail-feathers are pale brown and barred with darker brown. It has brown irises and a thin down-curved bicoloured bill: the upper mandible is dark brown, the lower mandible is pale flesh and the tip is brownish. Its legs and feet are brown to fleshy-brown. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on tiny insects and larvae. It breeds in April-June in the Himalayas. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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;Ramit Singalmore information, please contact us.