Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday 260 - Jungle Babbler

I've gone back to my Indian pictures for this week's WBW - this is a Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata) and I saw this bird at Sultanpur National Park, which must been one of the most productive 'overseas' birding locations I have ever been too.

This bird gathers in small flocks, and the translation of one of its Indian names is Seven Brothers.  They were noisy, active and hard to photograph.





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21 comments:

Brian King said...

A bird with babbler in the name is bound to be noisy. :-) Very nice photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well if they are hard to photograph then you did very well Stewaart. Thanks for hosting adn have a great week ahead.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

...and they have mean little faces

Phil Slade said...

Hi Stewart. You forgot to add "and usually hard to identify"! I think I read that somewhere and then verified it myself in India.

Thanks for the link-up today. Cheers.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, They remind me of the blackbirds. I like their name too. Great photos. Thanks for hosting. Have a happy week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That bird has a wonderful name ... quite descriptive it sounds like from your words.... and speaking of text ... when I see a bird that is shy, highly active, and hard to photograph, I would have only words to describe the sighting, definitely not great pictures like these. I'm glad you are more talented and more patient than I am. Thanks for sharing and for hosting as always.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) Another bird I have never heard of. Even though it is difficult to photograph, you got some lovely captures of the Jungle Babbler.:)

Nora said...

Hi Stewart! This is a new bird to me, looks like you got great photos of this one. cheers. hope your holiday is good.

A Colorful World said...

He looks annoyed...you got some great shots of this difficult bird!

Cloudia said...

Nicely captured

Rhodesia said...

Interesting bird that I have not heard of before, thanks for the introduction. Hope you are enjoying your holiday. Cheers Diane

Andrea Priebe said...

He looks like a cross between a Gray Cat Bird and a Thrasher ... do they call him a Babbler because he is a mimic? India is not on my Bucker List, but maybe it should be ... Many, many birds. Not as many where you are now, but beautiful scenery. Did you go up on Jung Frau Yuk (Spelling?) yet? If you didn't, you should. When we were up there it was snowing and foggy so we saw nothing, but the word is that the view is awesome. Enjoy, enjoy, Stewert.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jo said...

Hi Stewart amazing birds, these Jungle Babblers. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. Greetings Jo

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Reminds me a bit of our grackles. You exhibited their dark plumage very nicely!

Linda said...

Neat bird; I like their names!

June Caedmon said...

You did a good job capturing him, Stewart. That second shot is really great!

NatureFootstep said...

a dark one, not easy to see. :)

Missy George said...

It sounds as though this bird is not terribly fun to have around?? Great shots regardless.Interesting name.

Dave Lewis said...

Hard to photograph birds makes this much more fun and exciting. If it were easy, we'd get bored and give up...NEVER!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots!

David Gascoigne said...

My daughter tends to be a little talkative at times and once, with her two boys, we were assigning bird names to each member of the family. Her monicker was Yellow-haired Babbler!