Showing posts with label Common Babbler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Common Babbler. Show all posts

Common Babbler Pictures and Detail (Turdoides caudata)

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Common Babbler 

Common Babbler Pictures and Detail-


Today, I will share the detail and pictures of Common Babbler. Earlier, I shared with you another Babbler i.e. Jungle Babbler. The strange thing here is that I found Jungle Babbler more common than the Common Babbler. Jungle Babblers are very common in cities and near human population, whereas Common Babblers look slightly away from humans. 


Common Babbler

Common Babblers are small grey and white colored creatures which are much smaller than the Jungle Babblers. The scientific name of these birds is Turdoides Caudata and belong to the Leiothrichidae family of birds. Like the Jungle Babbler, Common Babblers can also be found in small groups and they too create noise. We can find two sub-species of Common Babblers. 



We can recognize Common Babbler with their long tails and greyish color with dark streaks. We can find a white patch on their throat and bottom of bird is paler. Common Babblers are mainly found in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

Common Babbler


Common Babbler

It is common to find Common Babblers moving on the ground or hanging in thick grasses. They move on the ground like rodents with tail kept upside. It is common to find these birds in dry lands. The size of these birds is 20-25 cm and they weigh around 30-40 g. 
Back Common Babbler

Common Babbler mainly eats insects like beetles, caterpillars, ants, termites, grasshoppers, spiders etc. They also eat grains. Their breeding season is from May to July and they are resident birds. 
Common Babbler, Babblers
Common Babbler

At present common babblers are put in least concerned birds' category because of their good population. It is quite difficult to capture pictures of Common Babblers because of their grey color which mix with their surrounding. In future, I will bring more pics and info of Common Babblers.