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  • Code: Birds Life
  • Skills: Birds of India

Project Description

The jungle babbler (Argya striata) is a fascinating bird found in the Indian subcontinent. Jungle Babblers are popularly known as Seven Sisters because of their nature to always stay in a flock of more than six. They are noisy birds and are always ready to defend their territory. Eager for indulging in allopreening or grooming each other, jungle babblers love to chase each other and indulge in mock fights.

  1. Taxonomy and Description:

  2. Geographical Distribution:

    • The jungle babbler has several geographically isolated subspecies.
    • Some of the widely accepted subspecies include:
      • A. s. striata: Found over much of northern India south of the Himalayan foothills.
      • A. s. sindiana: A paler desert form found in the Indus River plains of Pakistan and extending into Rajasthan and the Rann of Kutch in India.
      • A. s. somervillei: Found in the northern Western Ghats.
      • A. s. malabarica: Found in the southern Western Ghats.
      • A. s. orientalis: Found in peninsular India east of the Western Ghats.
  3. Behavior and Ecology:

  4. Conservation Status:


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