•The Jungle Babbler•
Watching live birds in the backyard is always so fascinating but to click them while hopping from tree to tree from plant to plant is rather a tough exercise I would say.
Few facts about Jungle Babbler
The jungle babbler (Turdoides striata) is a member of the family (Leiothrichidae)found in the Indian Subcontinent. They are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to ten birds, a habit that has given them the popular name of “Seven Sisters” in urban Northern India, and “Saath bhai”(seven brothers) in West Bengal & Odisha with different other names in other regional languages.
Jungle Babblers are often seen in gardens within large cities as well as in forested areas. In the past, the orange-billed babbler, (Turdoides rufescens),of Sri Lanka was considered to be a subspecies of jungle babbler, but has now been elevated to a species itself.
Watching the Birds in tranquillity is always my passion & I was lucky this time in clicking a few close up shots from my last trip to “Shantiniketan in WB”.
Jungle Babblers mostly feed on earthworms & insects.
I took these close up shots with my Nikon D7200 along with my Nikkor 70-300 mm ED VR Lens at Shantiniketan & we call it “Satbhaiya” bird in “Odia language”.