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Striated Babbler (Turdoides earlei)

This photograph was taken at Okhla Bird Sanctuary, New Delhi.


The Striated Babbler (Turdoides earlei) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is usually confined to reedbeds in the northern river valleys of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.


They are streaked and rather brownish, and has distinct moustachial stripes. They are nearly always seen in small groups and are not particularly shy. They have relatively thin bills and are differently proportioned, with much shorter wings and longer tails.

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Taken on September 29, 2007