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Lesser Shortwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cyornis rubeculoides
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Lesser Shortwing is a small passerine whose male is visibly different from the female even as juveniles (length 13 cm, weight 20 g, wing 6 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 3.5 cm approximately). The male looks slaty-blue from above and white from below. It has blue-grey flank and breast-band and a fine white supercilium. The female looks rufous-brown from above and white from below. It has buff eye-ring and almost an invisible white supercilium. Its breast-band and flanks are diffused and have rufous-brown wash. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in April-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: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Teus Luijendijkmore information, please contact us.