Spiny Babbler Turdoides nipalensis Scientific name definitions

Carol Inskipp and Hem S. Baral
Version: 2.0 — Published May 7, 2022

Priorities for Future Research


There are significant gaps in our knowledge of Spiny Babbler’s behavior, including breeding, the species’ lifespan and survivorship, and the management needed to maintain its preferred habitat. Details of the species’ diet also require confirmation. Surveys of Spiny Babbler population density in abandoned farmland would be useful, especially as the area of abandoned farmland is increasing and likely to continue to increase in the foreseeable future. A dedicated presence/absence, population, and status survey would provide useful information for correctly mapping its distribution.

Recommended Citation

Inskipp, C. and H. S. Baral (2022). Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.spibab1.02