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Alternative names: Striated Babbler; Deccan Babbler (somvervillei)
25cm. The most widespread Turdoides-babbler of the Indian Subcontinent.
Other plumage markings are variable and diffuse. Juveniles are browner-tinged overall.
 Confusion species
Yellow-billed Babbler has pale bluish eyes and pale panel on wing. All other Turdoides-babblers of the region don't have a yellow bill and most of them are much more streaked.
Five subspecies usually accepted:
May form a superspecies with Orange-billed Babbler and has been considered conspecific with it.
Found in a wide variety of habitats from open and secondary forest to scrubland, plantations, orchards, hedges in cultivation or bushes in waste ground..
Feeds mainly on insects but takes also frogs, grain, seeds, berries and nectar.
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