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  Hartlaub's Babbler

      (White-rumped Babbler)

 

Turdoides hartlaubi

(562) 26 cm; 80 g

SEXES  Alike. White rump and belly diagnostic. Reddish eyes and scalloped plumage separate it from Arrow-marked Babbler (with streaked plumage and orange eyes).

JUV  Similar to ad but paler on throat.

STATUS  Locally common resident, usually occurring in small groups of about 5-8 birds during br season, and 5-15 in non-br season.

HABITAT  Woodland adjacent to papyrus swamps, reedbeds, streams and rivers.

FOOD  Insects recorded, but little known about diet.

CALL  Sustained nasal pa, pa, pa, pa... call (similar to Black-faced Babbler) and various other harsh notes.

BR  Probably monogamous, br co-operatively. Nest an untidy bulky cup 1-4 m above ground. Parasitised by Levaillant's Cuckoo.

ALT NAME: White-rumped Babbler.

 

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Bhl001

Disaneng, Maun

On my verandah at home

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6

 

 

Bhl002

Disaneng, Maun

Having a bath!

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

 

Bhl003

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl005

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl006

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl007

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl008

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bhl009

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bhl010

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L 

 

Bhl011

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl012

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bhl013

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bhl014

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bhl015

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

 

 

 

 

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