Quaker Babbler

Spotted a few Quaker Babblers and decided to click them. Prefers hilly countries and moist deciduous forest. Usually a flock has 5 to 10, can have more. There are around 7 in the flock that has made home in my neighbourhood. Hunts and eats small insects, spiders, nectar etc. Nesting season is between June to Sept in Northern India and Jan to May in southern India. Prefers to flit in foliage to look for insects. Either whistles in 4 notes or utters a harsh cry. It was the harsh cry that first attracted me to their presence. Since I didn’t know much about them I decided to pick up and dusted my old Book of Indian Birds by Salim Ali.

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