Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Greater Painted‑snipe Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rostratula benghalensis
Family : Rostratulidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Greater Painted Snipe is a marsh bird with broad wings (adult bird length approximately 25 cm, weight 125 g, wing 12.7 cm, bill 4.4, tarsus 4.3, tail 4 cm ). Its female is more clourful than the male. In the breeding season, the female looks dark metallic olive-green or bronze-green from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, snails, crustaceans, earthworms, seeds and grains. It usually breeds in July- September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:An Chou(www.xeno-canto.org/An Chou), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.