Chordates •

Broad-tailed grassbird

(Schoenicola platyurus)


The uniform brown upperparts,broad and long graduated tail of the bird is distinctive.The species has a buff supercilium and the brown tail has thin dark bars.The underside of the tail is very dark and the feathers are tipped with white.Males and females are indistinguishable in plumage.The call of the male during breeding is a lark-like and repeated trill that is accompanied by fanned tail and a fluttering flight.Other calls include a chack and a zink note.The gape colour is black and visible in singing males but is brown in females.In the non-breeding season,it is a skulker moving rapidly between grass and reeds but sometimes perches in the open.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
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