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Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii) | by Frank Shufelt
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Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)

September 27, 2017, in the Klaserie Reserve near Hoedspruit, South Africa.

The Arrow-Marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii) 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 shrub land.

The arrow-marked babbler is a medium-sized babbler, 22 to 25 cm (8.7-9.8 in) in length. The common name for the species is derived from the white arrowhead shaped tips on its plumage.

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Taken on September 27, 2017