Species Details


Large‑billed Leaf-warbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phylloscopus tenellipes
Family : Pycnonotidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Large-billed Leaf Warbler is a small dark oily-green leaf warbler with a dark bill (length 12 cm, weight 11.6 g, wing 6.5 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5.2 cm). The upperparts are olive-green with a darker crown. It has a white-yellowish wing bar on the greatercovert and sometimes a faint white median covert wing barcontrasting with the greenish fringes to the flight feathers. It has a well-marked yellowish-white supercilium contrasting with a broad dark eye-stripe and greyish mottling on the ear-coverts. The underparts are yellowish-white with some olive-grey washing on the flanks. Its irises are hazel-brown, it has brown legs and feet, and lemon-yellow soles. Its bill is relatively strong and dark brown with a small area of orange at the base of the lower mandible. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on flying insects. It breeds in the Himalayas and mountains of western China in June-August.
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: daviddvd-fudan(www.inaturalist.org/people/daviddvd-fudan),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Frank Lambertmore information, please contact us.