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@Yu Ching Tam

Brownish‑flanked Bush-warbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Phyllergates cuculatus
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler is a small dull brown passerine of the undergrowth with brownish underparts (length 11 cm, weight 9.5 g, wing 5 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5 cm). It is a uniform deep olive-brown above and pale buff-grey below. Its flanks are brownish-olive. It has a narrow but long off-white to buffy supercilium and a diffused dark stripe through the brown eye. Its bill is dark brown with a pinkish-horn base to the lower mandible, its legs and feet are yellowish-brown. It has a moderately long rounded tail. The male and the female look alike. It feeds mainly on crawling insects, usually by pecking and probing among decomposing leaves. It breeds in the hills of north-east India in May-July.
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: Yu Ching Tam(www.inaturalist.org/people/Yu Ching Tam),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.