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 Old World babbler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Old World babblers are a large family of mostly Old World passerine birds.
They are rather diverse in size and coloration, but are characterised by soft fluffy plumage.
The timaliids are one of two unrelated groups of birds known as babblers, the other being the Australasian Babblers of the family Pomatostomidae (also known as pseudo-babblers).
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 ACT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis Excellent close views were had of three birds at Neora Valley.
Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla One was seen by one observer at Lulagaon and another fed unconcerned at extremely close range (binoculars would not focus!) at Neora Valley.
The lightly streaked throat of these birds is indicative of the chumbiensis subspecies, and different from the two western subspecies.
www.actnowornever.org /birding_in_nb9.html   (772 words)

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Formosan Lesser Babbler liked to perch in the bamboo fence and move about at the lower part.
 Formosan Lesser Scimitar Babbler is Taiwan endemic subspecies perching at the fruitwoods of the lower mountain areas.
They are charming and beautiful, smart and alert, but not afraid of people.
taiwanbird.fhk.gov.tw /english/org/03dbase/date_a43/date_a43_word.htm   (131 words)

 Birding In Taiwan - Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The throat is plain white, blending into the broad, white upper breast which is heavily blotched and streaked with fl.
This species is a common resident, usually found in tangles and mixed scrubby growth at low and middle elevation, below 2500 m.
There are plumage differences, also; musicus has a greyish crown (not olive-brown), more distinct rufous-chestnut nape-collar, a larger fl mask and broad flish steaks on the breast with a larger white background.
www.birdingintaiwan.com /scimitar-babbler.htm   (328 words)

 Environment and Wildlife Protection in Taiwan
The temperate coniferous, hardwood, and mixed forests at medium elevations are characterised by abundant rainfall and high humidity, and hence nurture lush and variegated vegetation.
Forest birds of striking appearance and lively song predominate: thrushes, babblers, fulvettas, and yuhinas.
Here are found adaptable non-forest bird species, such as the bamboo partridge, streak-breasted scimitar babbler, fl bulbul, Taiwan blue magpie, Muller’s barbet, fl-naped blue monarch, bronzed drongo, yellow-throated minivet, maroon oriole, Japanese lesser sparrow hawk, crested goshawk, and hose swift.
www.taiwan.com.au /Envtra/Protection/Ethic/report02.html   (602 words)

 Trip Report to North Benal and Sikkim 2005 ~ Logtmeijer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Best birds were: Hill Partridge (1 heard), Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler (a pair), Black-throated Parrotbill (20), Golden-breasted Fulvetta (12), Chestnut-headed Tesia (10 seen/10 more heard), Aberrant Bush Warbler (4), Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler (2), Orange-flanked Bush Robin (2), Golden Bush Robin (1 heard), Broad-billed Warbler (2 seen/6 more heard), Blue-fronted Redstart (2) and White-tailed Robin (2males).
A little further we had a pair Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler in the bamboo beside the road.
Rufous-throated Wren Babbler (1-2) were seen in the two gully before the 4 km marker (coming from Lava).
www.kolkatabirds.com /hillbirdsofind/netripreppl.htm   (2573 words)

 Foothills of the Himalayas Bird Watching Report
One such stop involved wading up a river valley at the village of Lother but unfortunately being Saturday there were a lot of locals having barbecues and impromptu discos that probably contributed to our lack of success.
One species we were particularly pleased to see was Green-billed Malkoha (having missed it in Chitwan) when a pair spent some time in a tree beside the track and despite their large size proved quite difficult to see.
For the final part of the afternoon we visited the Botanical Gardens at Godaveri and despite the large number of day-trippers, due to the fact that it was Saturday, we did manage to add a few good birds.
www.limosaholidays.co.uk /tripReportDetail.cfm?reportID=207   (9414 words)

 Bird watching in Nepal: Trekking in Nepal, tours in Nepal, Himalayan Treks information, hiking in nepal, treks in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rare birds include Impeyean pheasant, the national bird, snow cock, snow pigeon, giant horn-bill, saras crane, babblers and others, etc. Every year millions of birds migrate from Tibet, Siberia and the northern mountains to the lowlands and the Terai.
Bird watching is a very pleasant experience during late autumn and early spring when the migration occurs.
Koshi Tappu wild life reserve 400 species of birds which includes two species ofbird never before seem in Nepal- the spotted wren babbler and the olive ground warbler.
www.allnepal.net /birds.html   (795 words)

 Nepal Bird Watching, Bird Watching Nepal, Bird Watching Trip Nepal, Nepal Bird Watching Tour, Nepal Tours, Nepal Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Opposite the quarry is a good site for spiny babbler, while red-billed blue magpie often is present at the botanical gardens in Godaveri.
The forest between Syabru and Chongdong hold several pigeons, laughing thrush, babblers, bush robins, Goulds sunbird and in the summer, pied ground thrush.
Again a lot of babblers and laughing thrushes as well as several goodies to look out for like satyr tragopan and monal pheasant, several bush robins, slender-billed scimitar babblers, golden-breasted fulvetta and several parrot bills.
www.nepal-trekks.com /bird_watching_tour.html   (3451 words)

 Birding in Taiwan - Resources
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Hwa-mei, Gray-cheeked Fulvetta, Gould's Fulvetta, Red-headed Tree Babbler, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, White-bellied Yuhina, Formosan Yuhina, White-eared Sibia, Steere's Liocichla, Gray-sided Laughing Thrush, White-throated Laughing Thrush, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Streak-throated Fulvetta, Formosan Barwing, Formosan Laughing Thrush.
Muller's Barbet, Formosan Yuhina, Fulvous-faced Flycatcher Warbler, Gray-sided Laughing Thrush, Steere's Babbler, White-eared Sibia, Gould's Nun Babbler, Mountain Bush Warbler, Rufous-breasted Blue Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Wren, Green-backed Tit, Gray-throated Minivet, Rufous-bellied Blue Flycatcher, European Nuthatch, Yellow Tit, Lesser Scimitar Babbler, Blue Shortwing, White-tailed Blue, Brown Bush Warbler.
Formosan Whistling Thrush, Johnstone's Bush Robin, Bamboo Partridge, Finch-billed Bulbul, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler, White-eyed Nun Babbler, Hwamei, Island Thrush, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, White-browed Bush Robin, Red-headed Babbler, Chinese Bulbul, Pigmy Owl, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Black Bulbul.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/9003/resources.htm   (1504 words)

 Birding India Tours - North Bengal and Sikkim : Tours
Some of the birds you are likely to see are: Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crimson breasted Woodpecker, Maroon Oriole, Short-billed and Grey chinned Minevets, Himalayan Bulbul, Red -tailed Minla, White-naped Yuhina, various Thrushes, Grey winged Blackbird, various Tits, White tailed Nuthatch, and various sunbirds, and various bushcats.
There is bird song in the air, and all the species of this zone can be spotted.
There is also the attraction of breathtaking views of Mount KhangchenDzonga, apart from the delightful Rhododendrons in bloom in Feb-March.
www.allindiabirding.com /north_bengal_sikkim/tours2.html   (1383 words)

 TAIWAN Bird Watching Report
This year it was not to be, but by means of compensation, we found several White's Thrushes, taped-lured out White-browed Shortwing and Pygmy Wren Babbler and found a couple of Formosan Barwings.
A singing Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler prompted a short detour, and after a brief burst of recorded song, we enjoyed excellent views of this often tricky and skulking species.
All birds showed the heavily streaked rump, lack of pale collar and densely streaked underparts characteristic of this species.
www.limosaholidays.co.uk /tripReportDetail.cfm?reportID=304   (11107 words)

 BIRDCHAT archives -- November 2003, week 4 (#22)
In the late afternoon, at Alishan National Park, we found small flocks of Flamecrests and Olive-backed Pipits, a few Yellowish-bellied Bush- Warblers and Rufous-capped Babblers, our first Plumbeous Water Redstarts, etc. Monday, 17 November 2003.
We arrived at Tzuei Fung late in the afternoon and added to our trip list species such as Swinhoe's Pheasant, Scaly Thrush, and Eurasian Nuthatch.
And plenty of the usual suspects were on hand: Eurasian Jays, Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warblers, Rufous- faced Warblers, Steere's Liocichlas, Pygmy Wren-Babblers, Rufous-capped Babblers, White-eared Sibias, etc. Wednesday, 19 November 2003.
listserv.arizona.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0311d&L=birdchat&F=&S=&P=2304   (1409 words)

Our lodgings at Mindat were the most spartan of the tour, yet we were admirably catered for by Tony?s team of cooks and helpers, another part of their excellently organised operation.
Further explorations yielded Spot-breasted and an exciting Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Aberrant Bush Warbler and Hill Prinia, and both Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler and Blue-winged Laughingthrush called from the thickets but never revealed themselves.
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps (H) Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis
www.shortwing.co.uk /pages/tripDetails.asp?id=49   (1578 words)

 Ventures Birding & Natural History Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mixed species flocks that contain dozens of individuals are the norm, even though the names may seem unusual.
These include yuhinas, babblers, laughingthrushes, minlas, barwings, drongos, sibias, cutia, accentors, rosefinches and many more.
Bamboo-stands at Tingtibi might have Lesser Rufus-headed Parrotbills and Streaked Laughingthrush, and fruiting trees may hold Golden-throated Barbet, Wedge-tailed and Pin-tailed Green-Pigeons and Scarlet Minivet.
www.birdventures.com /Trips/Bhutan06.htm   (2426 words)

We see a pair of Blue-throated Barbets who look distinctly psychedelic with their red caps, blue faces, and green bodies, and run into a small flock of spectacular Red-billed Blue Magpies, with their long, half cuckoo-spotted tails.
We also encounter a flock of Rufous-cheeked Scimitar Babblers, making quite a racket as they cross the road.
As seems to be usual, we have more luck later in the day at lower elevations, eventually running into a mixed flock that includes numbers of Nepal Fulvettas, as well as Grey-throated and Black-chinned Babblers.
wholewideworld.tripod.com /NepalBirding.htm   (4171 words)

 Birdingpal news from around the world
I found a spacious uncrowded lounge with plush toilets and a view from windows.
As we were leaving, we spotted Blue Winged Minla, Asian Brown Flycatcher and Fire Breasted Flowerpecker with Violet Laughing Thrushes by the stream.
Early next morning, I had a walk around the lake at the Resort, with Malay Night Heron, Lesser Coucal and Streak Eared Bulbul.
birdingpal.org /chinareport.htm   (7321 words)

 Burma Tour Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Birds were still active despite the heat and we had excellent views of Greater Yellonape, Lineated Barbet, Dollarbird, Indian Roller, Scarlet Minivet and Chestnut-bellied and Velvet-fronted Nuthatches.
Phil scored a near jackpot with fleeting glimpses of a Blyth's Tragopan in a gully near the topmost picnic area but unfortunately this was as close as anyone got to this rare and elusive pheasant.
A group of fruiting trees attracted up to 45 Grey-sided Thrush (surely Mt Victoria is the best place in the world to see this rarity) with smaller numbers of Eyebrowed and Black-breasted Thrush also present.
www.sicklebill.com /reports/Burma.htm   (8830 words)

 Bird watching tour - Taiwan - surfbirds.com
No pittas were present at this time of year, but we walked through bamboo forest, noting Black-browed Barbet, Black-naped Monarch, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, with glimpses of Malayan Night-Heron.
We saw Collared Owlet, Black-naped Monarch, Rufous-faced Warbler, Plumbeous Redstart, Rufous-capped Babbler, Dusky and Gray-cheeked Fulvetta, Green-backed Tit, Eurasian Siskin, Oriental Honey-Buzzard and Mountain Hawk Eagle.
Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler [Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler], Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis [Pomatorhinus erythrogenys] - heard, An Ma Shan and Pillow mountain, 1*, Chaiyi County, Nov. 15.
www.surfbirds.com /mb/trips/taiwan-jm-0404.html   (4491 words)

 Yunnan Birdwatching Trip, March 2000
Scimitar Babblers, Chinese Babax, Red-tailed Minla, Brown-winged Parrotbill, Brownish-flanked Bush, Tickell's
DAY 13: We reach the impressive Gaoligongshan range by mid-morning, and after a quick brunch we'll head for the bamboo, stunted ridgetop vegetation, mature evergreen forest, overgrown stream gullies, and cultivation-edge scrub which comprise the habitat available within striking distance of our simple hostel.
Streaked Wren Babbler Napothera brevicaudata P* Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla
www.camacdonald.com /birding/asiachinaTourGuide2.htm   (2590 words)

 Grand Northeast India Tour, 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With its extensive grasslands, wetlands, and riverrine forests, it is home to three Indian endemic species with very limited ranges: Marsh and Jerdon's Babblers, and Swamp Prinia.
Some other birds we may see are: Slender-billed Vulture, Pale-capped Pigeon, Asian Barred Owlet, Wreathed Hornbill, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Sand Lark, Buff-chested Babbler, Rufous-necked Laughing-thrush, Spotted and Russet Bush-Warblers, and Smoky Warbler.
The MISHMI HILLS (20 March-1 April) are situated in the extreme northeastern corner of India in the NE Himalayas and are among the ornithologically least explored areas in all of Asia.
www.kingbirdtours.com /itineraries/indianegrand07it.html   (1710 words)

 Ilan (Taiwan) 1997
It was sunny there and we were able to see a large flock of FORMOSAN YUHINAS flitting among cherry blossoms eating nectar from the flowers.
I was really surprised we did not see the normally numerous birds such as the Steere's Babbler, White-eared Sibia, Formosan Laughing Thrush, Eurasian Jays, Eurasian Nuthatches, Red-headed Tits, and Beaven's Bullfinches.
These birds are normally expected at such a location and should be very common.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/IlanTaiwan97.html   (679 words)

 Birdwatching Trip Report from Taiwan
Local birders led a bird walk in the Chaiyi County hills.  We saw Collared Owlet, Black-naped Monarch, Rufous-faced Warbler, Plumbeous Redstart, Rufous-capped Babbler, Dusky and Gray-cheeked Fulvetta, Green-backed Tit, Eurasian Siskin, Oriental Honey-Buzzard and Mountain Hawk Eagle.  We found another Many-banded Krait on the road; this one about 1 m long, and truly dead.
We returned to Chaiyi, and to the well-treed Chaiyi Agricultural Experimental Station to look for Malayan Night-Heron which is usually reliable there.  We saw 3 of these secretive birds.
Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler [Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler], Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis [Pomatorhinuserythrogenys] - heard, An Ma Shan and Pillow mountain, 1*, Chaiyi County, Nov. 15.
www.birdtours.co.uk /tripreports/taiwan/taiwan5/taiwan-nov-03.htm   (3272 words)

 Taiwan Bird Photos, Trip Report, December 2003
The road crossed a river on a high bridge, and around the river we saw a few birds: Crested Goshawk, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Pacific Swallow, Striated Swallow, Black-backed Wagtail, House Swift, Blue Rock Thrush, and Collared Finchbill.
Walking around outside the hotel, we were greeted by Collared Bush-Robins in the undergrowth, Flamecrests, Rufous-capped Babblers, a Streak-throated Fulvetta, a small flock of Olive-backed Pipits, and a pair of Plumbeous Water Redstarts at a small pond.
Owling after dinner brought no success but Nathan and I both heard a Collared Owlet from our hotel rooms as we were going to sleep.
www.noahstrycker.com /tripreports/taiwan.htm   (3095 words)

 Taiwan Yuhina Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The rocks below the waterfall are also frequented by the Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosus affinis,an endemic sub) and White and Grey Wagtails.
The forest around the waterfall offers forest birds like Grey-cheeked Fulvetta; Japanese White-eye; Grey Treepie; Bronzed Drongo; Black-naped Blue Monarch; Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler; Chinese Bulbul; Black Bulbul; Grey-chinned Minivet; Crested Serpent Eagle; Crested Goshawk; Bersa; Japanese Sparrowhawk; Grey-headed Pygmy Woodpecker; and Jungle Crow.
Penglai is also home to a number of Formosan Macaque or Rock Monkey.
www.taiwanho.com /taiwanyuhina/articles/article.php?id=11   (424 words)

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Title :Notes on Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti,Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis and Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus from Hunan, China
Text :An article of the Notes on Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti,Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis and Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus from Hunan, China.
Notes on Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti,Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis and Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus from Hunan, China
www.rdb.or.id /viewupd.php?id=227   (125 words)

 WORLDTWITCH - Western China & Northeast Tibet Birding Trip Report, May-July 2000 by Jon Hornbuckle & Jesper ...
Key birds are Golden Pheasant and Slaty Bunting in the hillside forest, and Rufous-tailed Babbler in the "Sea buckthorne" scrub on the hillside just before the village.
To reach Wuyipeng, continue along the road for another few km to a settlement of a few houses and recruit guides/ porters to take you 500m up the hill on the opposite side of the river.
In addition, breast feathers found in a Kanda Shan gorge cave proved its presence in that general area.
www.worldtwitch.com /china_hornbuckle.htm   (13177 words)

 WORLDTWITCH - Birding in Yunnan, Southwest China, by Jon Hornbuckle
Rufous-tailed Babbler/ Moupinia was in the scrub beyond and it is possible to continue over the ridge to explore the other side of the mountain, away from the madding crowds.
Longquan village is only a few km away and a good place to observe traditional Naxi way of life.
The following additional species were recorded at Ruili on May 24-25: Eurasian Cuckoo, Asian Koel, Mountain Scops-Owl, Pied Kingfisher, Stripe-breasted and Laced Woodpeckers, Red-rumped Swallow, Striated Grassbird, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Streaked Wren-Babbler, Black-backed Sibia, Common Wood-Shrike, White-vented Myna, Nutmeg Manakin.
www.worldtwitch.com /yunnan_jh.htm   (6722 words)

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