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.

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The Arrow-marked 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 Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii) is a species of bird in the babbler family Timaliidae. More

The Arrow-marked Babbler sometimes finds itself foster-parent to a young Levaillant’s Cuckoo, sometimes called a Striped-breasted Cuckoo which it rears together with its own chicks. The Levaillant’s Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii), a resident breeding species in Africa south of the Sahara is a brood parasite, using the nests of bulbuls and babblers including the Arrow-marked. More

Arrow-marked Babbler by Francois Dreyer.This Arrow-marked Babbler with deformed bill came to visit us at our chalet in Biyamiti bush camp in the Kruger National Park. It was always close to another group of Babblers but never mingled with them. He was also more tamed than the rest and came quite close to us. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. More

The arrow-marked babbler is a brown babbler whose throat, neck and breast feathers are pointed and white tipped. Distribution is from Kenya to northern South Africa. Small groups are often seen foraging in leaves and undergrowth for insects as is shown in several of the slideshow images. Roll your cursor over the enlargement to see another with a juvenile. More

Arrow-marked babblers are noisy birds that have become a feature of the lowveld regions and the drier midlands of the southern African subregions, as well as the denser woodlands of the interior, notably in river valleys. More

also a picture of the Arrow-marked Babbler on page 768. The Arrow-marked Babbler belongs to the family of birds classified as Sylviidae. The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Arrow-marked Babbler is classed as Ungraded: species that are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Arrow-marked Babbler (2) Ndhovu Lodge, Namibia Ndhovu Lodge, Namibia03/10/2006 Ndhovu Lodge, Namibia 03/10/2006 Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa20/08/2009 Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa 20/08/2009 View all pictures of Arrow-marked Babbler View all pictures More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Turdoides
Species : jardineii
Authority : (Smith, 1836)