Grey-crowned Babbler

Two subspecies are recognised within Australia

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The Grey-crowned Babbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The old nests of Grey-crowned Babblers are used by a variety of other birds: Blue-faced Honeyeaters sometimes nest on top of the dome. Yellow-rumped Thornbills may nest underneath and are even tolerated in active nests. Facts and figures Research Species: Yes Minimum size: 25 cm Maximum size: 29 cm Average size: 27 cm Average weight: 81 g Breeding season: July to February Clutch size: Usually two to three, up to five if more than one female. More

Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis ^ More

The Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) is a species of bird in the Pomatostomidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Contents - * 1 Taxonomy * 2 Naming * 3 Conservation status * 3. More

Grey-crowned Babbler ( Pomatostomus temporalis ) Grey-crowned Babbler female Duntroon, ACT. Photo by Martin Butterfield Grey-crowned Babbler female Duntroon, ACT. Photo by Martin Butterfield Grey-crowned Babbler Duntroon, ACT. Photo by Anthony Overs Grey-crowned Babbler Duntroon, ACT. More

Grey-crowned Babblers live in family groups that consist of a breeding pair and young from previous breeding seasons. A group may consist of up to fifteen birds. An extended family is valuable in the cooperative feeding of young and predator avoidance. All members of the family group remain close to each other when foraging. A soft More

Land clearing left Grey-Crowned Babblers trying to survive in small, isolated patches of habitat where they are often subjected to the added pressures of stock grazing, rabbits, weeds and feral animals. Food, shelter and breeding places became scarce and contributed to the bird’s declining numbers. Signs of recovery Efforts across Victoria to restore Grey-Crowned Babbler habitat are showing early signs that it is possible to bring species back from extinction. More

Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) Filmed at Rush Creek, SE Qld April 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & sigma 400mm lens. Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) Filmed at Rush Creek, SE Qld April 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & sigma 400mm lens.all » Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) Filmed at Rush Creek, SE Qld April 1996 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & sigma 400mm lens.« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. More

Grey-crowned BabblerThe Grey-crowned Babbler is the largest of Australia's four babbler species. It is dark brown-grey above, with a distinctive grey crown stripe and a dark face mask that contrasts with a white eyebrow. The chin and throat are white, running into a pale grey lower breast. It has a long, curved bill, short rounded wings with cinnamon brown wing patches and a long tail tipped white. The eye is pale yellow in adults. More

Gregarious, noisy and active, the Grey-crowned Babbler usually lives and forages in groups of 4–12 birds which are often first detected by their loud harsh or whistled calls. Though usually terrestrial, they also occasionally feed in shrubs and the lower levels of trees, tending to be more arboreal than other babblers. More

Grey-crowned Babblers in southeast Queensland, 2009 = A project of Birds Queensland - During 2009 Birds Queensland is undertaking this project to establish the present status of Grey-crowned Babblers in southeast Queensland, and to compare this with their previous distribution. More

The grey-crowned babbler received no consideration whatsoever by studies for the initial EIS. However, as it is a recently-listed species, some work has now had to be undertaken by Cumberland Ecology (CE) for this SIS. Nevertheless the work achieved for this species is extremely limited. CE's records of sightings of grey-crowned babbler appear to have been gleaned by a simple check of the NSW Wildlife Atlas, and by even more simple guesswork. More

Grey-crowned Babbler within the Shannondale population, South of Grafton, New South Wales Clarence Valley Regional Water Scheme - - - - - - - - - The Grey-crowned babbler is a member of the Apostle bird family, which makes them mainly a ground-foraging species that gleans insects, spiders and small lizards from debris and litter across forest floors and the edges of pastureland where it meets with natural bushland. More

* The Grey-crowned Babbler is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has been prepared. On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the Grey-Crowned Babbler is listed as endangered. * The eastern subspecies of the Grey-crowned Babbler (P. t. More

Grey-crowned Babbler (eastern subspecies), Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis (Vigors and Horsfield, 1827), as a VULNERABLE SPECIES on Schedule 2 of the Act. Listing of Vulnerable Species is provided for by Part 2 of the Act. The Scientific Committee found that: 1. The eastern form of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis, formerly ranged throughout eastern Australia from South Australia, through Victoria and broadly through NSW and central Queensland up into southern New Guinea. More

Grey-crowned Babbler Retention Plan = Last modified: May 15, 2010 - 4:03 PM Protection of biodiversity is a key element of ecologically sustainable development and Gloucester Shire Council recognises the need to make informed planning decisions with regards to Threatened species. The Grey-crowned Babbler is a species of bird found in suitable habitat in and around the township of Gloucester. More

Grey-crowned Babblers are the most common Babblers in our area, around Narrabri, New South Wales. Like all babblers, they come in groups or families and forage in trees or paddocks while continuously communicating with each other. Seen regularly in bushland, but also more open country and along roadsides. Many family units are happy to live in very little dense vegetation by roadsides, often with only one sufficiently large tree to provide them with shelter. More

The Grey-crowned Babbler is the largest of the four Australian babblers, reaching to 30 cm long. Its distinctive bill is scimitar-shaped, long and heavy. The broad white eyebrow and a pale grey crown-stripe are other distinguishing characters. A dark band passes from the bill through the eye, separating the pale throat and brow to giving a 'masked' look. It has dark greyish-brown upperparts and is paler brown on the underparts, grading to a whitish throat. More

Grey-crowned Babbler (eastern subspecies) - Western: Distribution and vegetation associations in the Western = Scientific name: Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable Distribution of the species within this region The Grey-crowned Babbler (eastern subspecies) is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Western Catchment Management Region: CMA sub-region Known or predicted to occur Geographic restrictions within region Barnato More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pomatostomidae
Genus : Pomatostomus
Species : temporalis
Authority : (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)