Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)
The Jungle Babbler is a small bird that belongs to the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in many parts of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
These birds have a distinctive appearance, with a brownish-gray plumage on their body, a relatively long tail, and a curved bill. They have a social and gregarious nature, often moving in groups of 6-20 individuals.
Jungle Babblers are typically found in forested habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, as well as gardens and orchards. They feed on a variety of prey, including insects, seeds, and fruits.
Jungle Babblers are cooperative breeders, with several individuals helping to build a nest and care for the young. They breed throughout the year, laying 3-5 eggs per clutch.
Jungle Babblers are considered a species of least concern by the IUCN Red List, as they are adaptable and found in a variety of habitats. They are also considered a beneficial species, as they feed on harmful insects and pests.
Overall, the Jungle Babbler is an interesting and important species that plays a significant role in many forest and garden ecosystems in South Asia.