Moderately common-locally uncommon – Sedentary. Largest, and only babbler without dark drown. Long, down-curved black bill. Eye pale yellow. Head has narrow grey crown, bordered by broad white eyebrow above dark brown eye-stripe, lores to nape. Upperparts greyish-brown; rump darker. Wings dark brown; chestnut patch in flight. Tail long, blackish-brown, broad white tip. Throat, upper breast, white, merging to grey breast; variably rufous-brown belly. Legs black. Size: 25-29cm. Juvenile: Duller, rufous wash on eyebrow; wing bar buff. Bill shorter; eyes dark. Voice: Babbling chorus, whistling, mewing. Habitat: Drier, more open forest, scrubby woodland, trees bordering roads along drainage lines, farmland with isolated trees.
Simpson & Day 7th Ed.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Nebo by Marlis Schoeb|