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Buff‑breasted Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pellorneum albiventre
Family : Pellorneidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Buff-breasted Babbler is a dull olive-brown passerine with warm buff underparts (length 15 cm, wing 6.5 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tail 5.2 cm). It is uniform dark olive-brown above with a faint scaling from pale shaft streaks on a slightly more rufescent crown and buff lores. The tail is relatively long and square ended. It has a buff throat and breast, duller buff to olive-brown flanks with a few brown streaks, and a pale buff belly. The male and the female look alike. It has reddish-brown irises, brownish-grey legs and bill with a dark brown upper mandible. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in March-June.
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: markus lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Marc Andersonmore information, please contact us.