Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis
Version: 2.0 — Published September 17, 2020
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Habitat in Breeding Range
Yellow-billed Babbler is known to breed in many diverse habitats ranging from open forest and secondary woodlands, dry scrub, open grasslands, and rural and peri-urban gardens. It particularly prefers Lantana thickets (1). Commonly occurs in shrub and bushy vegetation around villages and urban gardens. Around roads, cultivations, and plantations, birds prefer hedgerows (16). Compared to the habitats favored by Jungle Babblers, Yellow-billed Babbler prefers drier and more open areas, although they are commonly syntopic with Jungle Babbler.
Yellow-billed Babblers are common up to 1,000 m, but are known to occur in disturbed areas above this elevation in the Western Ghats in India. It is known to occur as high as 2,100 m in Sri Lanka (16).
Habitat in Nonbreeding Range
There is no noticeable difference in the habitat use of the Yellow-billed Babbler between the breeding and non-breeding season.