Friday, February 19, 2021

White-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea)

White-browed piculet

White-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea)

The white browed piculet is a rare resident bird of the Indian subcontinent.Its size is 9-10 cm.The under parts are cinnamon or rufous, sometimes yellowish on the flanks. The stubby tail is blackish. The crown is green, and there is a white streak above and immediately behind the eye, the latter being surrounded by a ring of bare pinkish or reddish skin. Males have a small golden-yellow patch on the forehead which females lack. Juveniles are duller in colour than adults, greener above and greyer beneath.


Wet or dry forest with plenty of vines and bamboo, scrub and swampy woodlands.


Small insects, bark beetles, ants, termites, spiders and other small invertebrates.


India,Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan

Range Map

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External Links:Conservation Status:IUCN Red List Page

Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6


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