Species Details

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Olive‑backed Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus trivialis
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests, Bushes
Description : The Olive-backed Pipit is a small, terrestrial passerine with streaked underparts that wags its tail while walking (length 15 cm, weight 21g, wing 8.3 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 6 cm approximately). The upperparts are greenish-olive with feint streaking. It has a prominent supercilium: buffish in front of the eye and white behind the eye, and a white spot below the dark eyestripe at the back of the ear- coverts. It has double white wing-bar and whitish outer tail feathers. The black malar stripe separates a white throat from off white sub-moustache. The buff breast is heavily streaked with black, and breast is white, with some olive on the flanks. It feeds on insects and their larvae, and seeds. It breeds in the Himalayas and Tibet in May-July and nests on the ground in tufts of grass or near a stone.
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;photo credit: Imran Shah (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Imran Shah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Simon Elliott(www.xeno-canto.org/Simon Elliott), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.