Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

White‑hooded Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cyanoderma rufifrons
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-hooded Babbler is a rufous-brown passerine with a conspicuous white head and a long tail (length 23 cm, weight 35.5 g, wing 9.5 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.8 cm, tail 11.5 cm). It has a rufous-brown back, wings and long graduated tail. It has small off-white tips to the tail. Its entire head, nape, shoulder patch, chin, throat, breast and belly are white, with the vent washed buff. Its bill is stout and pinkish-plumbeous. The irises are yellowish, and the legs, feet and claws are flesh coloured and its soles are yellowish. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects and berries. It breeds in April-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: Tan Kok Hui(www.inaturalist.org/people/Tan Kok Hui),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.