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Grey‑bellied Tesia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tesia olivea
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Grey-bellied Tesia is a tiny almost tail-less dark-coloured passerine with a long eye stripe (length 9 cm, weight 9 g, wing 5 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 2 cm). It has a dull uniform olive-green crown, mantle and wings. A long bright lime-green supercilium and black stripe extend through and behind the eye. Its cheeks and underparts are pale grey, paler on the throat. Its irises are brown, the strong legs and feet are dark olivaceous, and its bill is bicoloured: with a blackish-horn upper mandible and yellow base to the lower mandible. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on insects and spiders and catches food with its bill and with the help of its feet. It sings and breeds in the hills of north-east India 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: Christoph Moning(www.inaturalist.org/people/Christoph Moning),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ross Gallardymore information, please contact us.