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Scientific Name : Dendronanthus indicus
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Tree Pipit is a small, sleek, streaky brown terrestrial passerine with white belly (length 15 cm, weight 22.5g, wing 8.7 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). Th upperparts are plae olive-brown streaked with dark brown. The greater coverts, tertials and secondaries have buffish borders, and the tail has white outer feathers. It has a buffish-white supercilium with dark upper edge and indistinct dark eye-stripes. The breast is buff-yellow with heavy black streaking, and the belly is white. It feeds on insects, seeds and berries. It breeds in Siberia and the western Himalayas in May-July and usually nests in grass tufts or natural hollows under stones.
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: Vijay Anand Ismavel(www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.