Northern Pied Babbler

Turdoides hypoleuca

Northern Pied Babbler, photo © by Michael Plagens

Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Dec. 2014.

The complex vocalizations of babblers are probably related to frequent social interactions as groups of these birds forage on the ground for insects and fruits while avoiding their predators. This bird was the sentry as others in its group busied themselves finding food below the shrub layer.

Timuliidae (recent split to Leiothrichidae) -- Babbler Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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