|White-browed Babbler Pomatostomus
February / March 2006
The White-browed Babbler is distributed in southern and central Australia but does not cross the Great Dividing Range to the east or south-east coasts.
It is found in dry, scrubby woodlands, mallee and mulga.
|There are 4 sub-species and all these photos are of the nominate sub-species.
Australian babblers are only superficially like Eurasian babblers and share their habits of being noisy and sociable. They are usually to be seen in groups of up to 12 hopping along the ground or in bushes with group members following one another as they move from bush to bush. The whole group squeezes into domed nests made of sticks for nesting and for roosting and there may be several nests in a group's territory. There is normally a dominant pair and the female, when incubating and brooding, is fed by the rest of the family group who also help to feed the young.
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