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Yellow-eyed Babbler

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;[[:Category:Chrysomma|Chrysomma]] sinense ;[[:Category:Chrysomma|Chrysomma]] sinense
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====Similar species==== ====Similar species====
Could be confused with [[Jerdon's Babbler]], [[Slender-billed Babbler]] or [[Jungle Prinia]]. Could be confused with [[Jerdon's Babbler]], [[Slender-billed Babbler]] or [[Jungle Prinia]].
 +[[Image:DSCN0034.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''C. s. sinense''<br />Photo by {{user|portnoy58|portnoy58}}<br />Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, [[Thailand]], April 2011]]
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
South [[Asia]]. Found on the Indian Subcontinent ([[Pakistan]], [[India]], [[Nepal]], [[Sri Lanka]], [[Bangladesh]]) and east over [[Burma]] to [[Thailand]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]] and southern [[China]].<br /> South [[Asia]]. Found on the Indian Subcontinent ([[Pakistan]], [[India]], [[Nepal]], [[Sri Lanka]], [[Bangladesh]]) and east over [[Burma]] to [[Thailand]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]] and southern [[China]].<br />
Common in parts of its range. Common in parts of its range.
-[[Image:Ye babbler.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''C. s. hypoleucum''<br />Photo by {{user|Rajiv+Lather|Rajiv Lather}}<br />Yamuna river, Sonipat, [[India]], December 2008]]+ 
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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
====Subspecies==== ====Subspecies====
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Open grass and scrubland, secondary growth, thorn-jungle, tamarisks, edges of cultivation, reedbeds, fernlands. Usually in the lowlands up to 1500m. Open grass and scrubland, secondary growth, thorn-jungle, tamarisks, edges of cultivation, reedbeds, fernlands. Usually in the lowlands up to 1500m.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-[[Image:36926Yellow-eyed Babbler.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''C. s. hypoleucum''<br />Photo by {{user|ColD|ColD}}<br />Bund Barathur, Rajastan, [[India]], January 2007]]+ 
Clings to twigs and reed stems sideways or upside-down like a [[:Category:Paridae|tit]]. Seldom on ground. Seen in pairs or outside the breeding season in small groups, often associated with [[:Category:Prinia|Prinias]]. Clings to twigs and reed stems sideways or upside-down like a [[:Category:Paridae|tit]]. Seldom on ground. Seen in pairs or outside the breeding season in small groups, often associated with [[:Category:Prinia|Prinias]].
====Diet==== ====Diet====

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Subspecies C. s. hypoleucumPhoto by Alok TewariKeoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, February-2018
Subspecies C. s. hypoleucum
Photo by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, February-2018
Chrysomma sinense

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Identification

18 - 23cm (7-9 in). A brown, long-tailed babbler.

  • Short stout black bill
  • Orange-yellow eye with broad orange eye-ring
  • White lores , eyebrow, throat and breast
  • Long, rufous tail
  • Brown above, creamy below

Juveniles are much paler and more rufous above, have a browner bill and darker eyes.

Similar species

Could be confused with Jerdon's Babbler, Slender-billed Babbler or Jungle Prinia.

Subspecies C. s. sinensePhoto by portnoy58Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand, April 2011
Subspecies C. s. sinense
Photo by portnoy58
Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand, April 2011

Distribution

South Asia. Found on the Indian Subcontinent (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) and east over Burma to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and southern China.
Common in parts of its range.


Taxonomy

Subspecies

Four subspecies recognized[1]:

Habitat

Open grass and scrubland, secondary growth, thorn-jungle, tamarisks, edges of cultivation, reedbeds, fernlands. Usually in the lowlands up to 1500m.

Behaviour

Clings to twigs and reed stems sideways or upside-down like a tit. Seldom on ground. Seen in pairs or outside the breeding season in small groups, often associated with Prinias.

Diet

Feeds on caterpillars, grasshoppers and other insects. Takes also spiders, berries and nectar.

Breeding

Breeding season from March to November in most of its range. The nest is a small, cone-shaped cup made of coarse grass, fibrous bark strips, dry plant fibres and bamboo leaves. It's suspended between upright stems of reeds, grasses, sugar cane or monsoon plants or wedged in a small tree, shrub or bush. Lays 3 - 5 eggs.

Movements

Resident species.

Vocalisation


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Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, India, June-2017
One individual giving three types of calls while moving through mid-sized bushes, just before Sunset.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  3. Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672

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