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Jungle Babbler (for Ulla)

Jungle Babbler (for Ulla)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 9:10
Viewed: 4411
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I dedicate this post to Ulla Kruys for crossing the 20K point mark with beautiful and informative posts. CONGRATULATIONS ULLA.

The Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striata, is an Old World babbler. The Old World babblers are a large family of Old World passerine birds characterised by soft fluffy plumage. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in southeast Asia.

The Jungle Babbler is a resident breeding bird in India and Pakistan. In the past, the Orange-billed Babbler, Turdoides rufescens, of Sri Lanka was considered to be a race of this babbler, but is now normally given full species status.

The Jungle Babbler's habitat is forest and cultivation. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight.

It is quite common in Indian forests It builds its nest in a tree, concealed in dense masses of foliage. The normal clutch is two to six deep greenish blue eggs.

These birds are grey brown below, with some mottling on the throat and breast. The upperparts are a slightly darker shade. The head is grey, and the bill is yellow. The race T. s. somervillei of Maharastra has an orange tail and dark primary flight feathers.

The Jungle Babbler lives in flocks of seven to ten or more. It is a noisy bird, and the presence of a flock may generally be known at some distance by the harsh mewing calls, continual chattering, squeaking and chirping produced by its members. It feeds mainly on insects, but also eats nectar and berries.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Turdoides
Species: striata

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-01 10:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
Thank you my friend for posting this beautiful Jungle Babbler especially for me!
It's a beautiful capture of this fine bird in profile. I like the sharp eye and its beautiful plumage. The leaves on the ground add interest and the composition is excellent.
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-07-01 10:24]

Hello Haraprasan,

Excellent capture of this Jungle Babbler. Superb composition. Excellent sharpness. Very good natural colours.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-01 10:32]

Hi Haraprasan,

I'm not sure if I have seen a Jungle Babbler before. A nice looking bird in a nice pose. Good colors and shadings of his face and plummage. I love the setting with the leaves on the ground. A wonderful dedication to Ulla.


Buen conjunto Haraprasan, donde destaca el encuadre y la naturalidad en los colores.

Hello Prasan,
Nice captured on this Babbler on the ground!
Excellent exposure and focus with perfect sharpness, natural colour and details
take care

Hi My dear friend Haraprasan,
An excellent image of this beautiful bird, well taken and well composed... Also nice dedication to our friend Ulla.
TFS this beauty.


Yes, HP, this bird is a noisy creature and together, they make a hell of a racket. I too shot one during my visit to Okhla Bird Park last month.
This is a fine shot with spot on focus on the bird. I like its yellow eye with a big dark pupil.
TFS and regards.

hi hara babu..good shot of this commonly found bird.nice capture.As per me the shot will be even better if it was from eye level.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-02 0:26]

Hello Haraprasan, superb shot of this bird and nice dedication to Ulla. TFS. Regards,

Hello Haraprasan, splendid shot of this beauty and great dedication to great photographer Ulla. TFS. G's,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-02 2:38]

Hello Haraprasan,

Very nice capture. Plumage details are very good. The characteristic stare is awesome.



Hello Haraprasan,
very nice capture of jungle babler having great details,your composition is very beautiful,good focusing,
well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-02 3:43]

Hello HP, nice shot and super eye contact. Brilliant frame. I like the composition. Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-02 5:20]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very beautiful photo. Great natural colours and excellent sharpness. Very good composition.

Hi Haraprasan, lovely bird with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi again Haraprasan, great shot and wonderful dedication to great photographer. Regards,

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