Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Jungle Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Argya earlei
Family : Leiothrichidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Jungle Babbler is a medium sized earth-brown passerine with a yellow bill and white eye (length 25 cm, wing 10.3 cm, bill 2.4 cm, tarsus 3.3 cm, tail 5.3 cm). The upperparts and underparts are earth-brown except for a few details. The head, nape and throat are grey brown with some pale brown streaks on the breast and a creamy-buff belly. The dark grey brown tail has darker narrow barring. Its bill is various shades of yellow to pale horn. It has yellowish-white or creamy-white irises, and pale yellow orbital skin. Its legs, feet and claws are yellowish-white to fleshy-yellow. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on ants, grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, cockroaches, spiders, frogs, grain, berries, seeds and nectar. It breeds in February-October.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sayam U. Chowdhury(www.xeno-canto.org/Sayam U. Chowdhury), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.