Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Babblers Babble......

Yellow-billed Babbler(Turdoides affinis) is  a very common and widely spread bird in Sri Lanka, which roam open vegetation and home gardens in small flocks. These birds are quite tolerant of human  presence. I see them in my garden almost everyday, hopping about the ground in search of food, preening and relaxing,  and mostly chattering nonstop! These are omnivorous birds and would eat just about anything.
A post for World Bird Wednesday , ABC Wednesday 


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33 comments:

  1. Interesting bird. Can't say we have anything like it here. :)

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  2. they remind me a bit of our grackles without the black irridescence.

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  3. I like 1st picture most. It is different & interesting. :X

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  4. Great shots, I agree with texwisgirl. They remind me of our grackles.

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  5. Similar eating habits like our Corvids!

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  6. That looks like a very sturdy bird no wonder it is so successful. Great stuff!

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  7. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Sound a bit like our Starlings lol

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  9. Ah, R is for RELAXING would be appropriate.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. Great captures! I'm wondering what is his eye color?

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  11. Really enjoyed your photos of the bird. Thank you.

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  12. Great images of a new bird for me.

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  13. Great photos of a very interesting bird.

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  14. For sure it doesn't seem to mind you being so close!

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  15. Interesting. Sounds a lot like starlings...

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  16. Great captures! He does have a rather intense gaze!

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  17. He looks a little angry...beautiful photo.

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  18. I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

    Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

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  19. Confused about your letter choice, the the bird is cool!

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  20. Great shots! I love the feather detail you were able to capture in the first shot.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  21. Hi there - thanks for vistiting me! Interesting bird. Nice picture.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  22. I love birding and traveling around in search of a bird for photographing....this share of yours is especially good for me!! Love their eyes!!

    Beach...catcus blossom

    Have a grand day!

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  23. I don't think he likes you watching him...boy, that look he is giving you in that first shot...haha.

    I gave up Wild wing Wednesday because there is another wednesday bird challenge. I'd love to have you join in on "behind the camera", though. I'm sure you have a lot of stories to tell!

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  24. The great thing about this site is we get to see a lot of birds we don't normally see. Great pictures and a very interesting bird.

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  25. Nice shots, Amila!

    I’m sure he gave you enough poses as they normally do :D

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  26. What a lovely series of shots!I really enjoyed your little babler, especially on the video. I am your follower now!

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  27. great shots of a bird new to me. :)

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  28. Great photos! LOVED the video-nice touch :)

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  29. They remind me of the Brown Eared Bulbuls we get here in Japan.......

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  30. I love that third shot, they looks o fierce :)!

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  31. Hi folks, I'm so glad that you all like our Babblers!
    Marissa,The eyes are a beautiful watery blue,it's a pity that none of the shots shows it! :(

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  32. Love that third photo with the color contrast! Lovely bird.

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