Species Details

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Common Iora Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aegithina tiphia
Family : Aegithinidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests, Villages
Description : The Common Iora has a small body.Colour green and yellow.Length 14 cm,weight 15 g,wing 6.4 cm,bill 2 cm,tarsus 2 cm,tail 5 cm.In the breeding season the male looks blackish-
green from above and yellow from below.The non-breeding male bird has yellowish-green upperpart, yellow forehead,light yellow underpart,and greenish-brown wing.The female is like the non-breeding male. It is found in open habitats, including forests, woodlands, and gardens. It is commonly found in southern and southeastern Asia.
The Common Iora feeds primarily on insects, which it catches while perched or in flight.
This species is known for its lively and active behavior, often seen flitting around in trees and bushes. It is also a vocal species, with a variety of calls and songs. The Common Iora breeds in pairs, constructing a cup-shaped nest out of plant materials in a tree or bush. The female lays 3-4 eggs, which are incubated by both parents for around 12-13 days.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Seam Ferdous Emon,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.