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Alternative name: Red-billed Babbler
Stachyris pyrrhops; Stachyridopsis pyrrhops
10cm (4 in). A dull biscuit-coloured Babbler:
Forest edge, secondary and open forest with low undergrowth, scrub-jungle, babmoo and hedgrows. Found at 245 - 2750m.
Feeds on insects, and sometimes also on berries.
Breeding season from April to August. The nest is a deep cup or loose dome made of dry grasses, dead leaves, woody stalks and plant fibres. It's placed in a bush, usually less than 0.6m above the ground. Lays 3 - 4 eggs.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 5500 ft., Himalayas, India, April-2017
Single bird giving chik chik sound followed by a sonorous component; BG loud call by Great Barbet and sharp clicking sound by Fire-breasted Flowerpecker.
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