Genus Turdoides

Yellow-billed Babbler - These birds have grey brown upperparts, grey throat and breast with some mottling, and a pale buff belly. The head and nape are grey. The Sri Lankan form T. a. taprobanus is drab pale grey. Nominate race of southern India has whitish crown and nape with a darker mantle. The rump is paler and the tail has a broad dark tip. Birds in the extreme south of India are very similar to the Sri Lankan subspecies. The eye is bluish white. The Indian form is more heavily streaked on the throat and breast. The Sri Lankan subspecies resembles the Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus, although that species does not occur on the island.


Southern Pied-Babbler - The southern pied babbler is a medium-sized cooperatively breeding passerine. Groups range in size from 2-16 adults. The species is sexually monomorphic, with males and females indistinguishable from physical characteristics. Each group comprises a dominant breeding pair that monopolise access to breeding opportunities. Occasional mixed parentage has been observed, but genetic analyses are required to determine to what extent subordinate group members gain parentage. All group members cooperate to help raise the young from a single clutch. Clutch size varies between 2 and 5, with a modal clutch size of three. Cooperative behaviours include: provisioning young , sentinel behaviour, territory border defense, teaching behaviour and babysitting behaviour . The breeding season extends from late-September to early April, although this varies between years and is strongly rain-dependent. Groups can raise up to three successful clutches per breeding season. Average incubation time is 14 days, and average time between


Turdoides caudata - The Common Babbler, Turdoides caudata, is an Old World babbler. They are found in dry open scrub countries in South Asia and also in Iran.


Striated Babbler - The Striated Babbler is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.


Turdoides fulva - The Fulvous Babbler or Fulvous Chatterer is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family, Timaliidae. It is 25 cm long with a wingspan of 27-30.5 cm. It is warm brown above with very faint streaking on the crown and back. The throat is whitish and the rest of the underparts are pale brown.


Hinde's Pied-Babbler - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, arable land, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Arrow-marked Babbler - It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.


Slender-billed Babbler - The Slender-billed Babbler is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found in India, Nepal, and possibly Myanmar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Large Grey Babbler - The Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi, is an Old World babbler found in South Asia. They are locally common in the scrub, open forest and gardenland. They are usually seen in small groups and are easily distinguished from other babblers in the region by their nasal call and the whitish outer feathers to their long tail. It is one of the largest babblers in the region.

Black-lored Babbler - As defined here, it consists of two populations with widely separated ranges, one in northwestern Botswana, northern Namibia,


Spiny Babbler - The Spiny Babbler is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found only in Nepal.


Turdoides reinwardii - The Blackcap Babbler is a common resident breeding bird in west Africa from Senegal to Cameroon. Its habitat is thick scrub and forest. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight.


Orange-billed Babbler - The Orange-billed Babbler is a resident breeding bird endemic to Sri Lanka. In the past, it was considered to be a race of Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus.


Arabian Babbler - It is 26–29 cm long with a wingspan of 31-33.5 cm and a weight of 64-83 grams. It has a fairly long curved bill, a long tail, rounded wings and strong legs and feet. The plumage is grey-brown above, paler below. There are dark streaks on the back and the throat is whitish. It has a variety of calls including whistles, trills and chattering.


Turdoides striata - The Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striata, is an Old World babbler found in South Asia. They are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to ten birds, a habit that has given them the popular name of Seven Sisters or Saath bhai in Hindi with cognates in other regional languages which means "seven brothers".


Turdoides subrufa - The Rufous Babbler is an Old World babbler endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. It is dark brown and long tailed, and is usually seen foraging in noisy groups along open hillsides grass or forest.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Turdoides