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Eastern Orphean Warbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Horornis flavolivaceus
Family : Cettiidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes
Description : The Orphean Warbler is a small grey passerine with a blackish head (length 15 cm, weight 22 g, wing 8.2 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 7 cm). The male differs from the female. The adult male has a bluish-grey back, rump and upper tail coverts, dark wings with grey fringes and white outer feathers on its blackish tail. Its crown and cheeks are black, the throat is white and the belly is pale off-white. The female has a similar pattern but with a pale brownish-grey back and wings, dark grey crown, and black ear-coverts. Both sexes have grey-white to pale straw irises, dark brown bills and olive-brown to slate-grey legs and feet. The juvenile has a grey crown and mantle, dark grey ear-coverts and grey irises. It breeds in Central Asia in April-June. It feeds mainly on insects, occasionally on snails, berries and nectar.
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: David Beadle (www.inaturalist.org/people/David Beadle ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;David Edwardsmore information, please contact us.