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Red-billed Scimitar-babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zosterops palpebrosus
Family : Zosteropidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Red-billed Scimitar Babbler is a medium sized pale olive-brown passerine with a long curved orange-red bill and a prominent white supercilium (length 23 cm, weight 34 g, wing 9 cm, bill 3.3 cm, tail 10.5 cm). The back and wings are pale olive-brown, it has a tawny- olive crown and nape, and brown rounded tail. Its supercilium is conspicuously long and white extending to the side of the neck. It has a broad black eye-stripe extending as a mask over the lores and ear-coverts. It has a white chin and throat, creamy-white breast, and the belly and flanks have a buff wash. It has a long down-curved orange-reddish bill, dull pinkish-cream irises and dull greenish-brown legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects and nectar. Its usual call is a pair of soft notes: hoop-hoop. 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: Imran Shah (www.inaturalist.org/people/Imran Shah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.