185. Turdoides terricolor sindianus

(185) Turdoides terricolor sindianus Ticehurst.
Turdoides terricolor sindianus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed vol. i, p. 193.
The Sind Jungle-Babbler breeds throughout Sind wherever there are sufficient trees or suitable bushes etc. for the purpose. Thence it extends through North and Eastern Rajputana to Mount Abu, whilst in the North it is found over a great part of the Punjab and all the North-West Province.
Harrington Buckley took many nests of this bird round Karachi and writes : “I am sending you two clutches of the Jungle- Babbler. They are very common here, breeding in cactus hedges, thorn bushes, palms or Babul-trees, but most often in the first named.”
Ticehurst (Ibis, 1922, p. 541) writes. "In some of the forests along the Indus it swarms, and elsewhere it is found in proportion to the number of trees ; in scrub-jungle I never met with it. Such nests as I have seen were always a fair height from the ground and as often as not towards the end of a horizontal bough of a ‘babool,’ or else high up in thick milky Euphorbia hedges (E. tirucalli). All were similar in structure—rather loose-made deepish cups, composed of coarse grass and lined with rootlets.”
Turdoides terricolor sindianus. The Sind Jungle-Babbler.
(Dera Ghazi Khan, April 1903.)
Round Karachi Eates found them breeding in the native gardens, the nests being usually placed in Mango-trees. Rattray obtained several nests at Dehra Gazi Khan, where the favourite site was in palm-trees.
The breeding season seems to be as prolonged and changeable as that of the two preceding races, and eggs have been obtained in every month from March to September.
The eggs are quite typical of the species, three or four being the normal clutch, though Mr. A. E. Jones once took one of seven eggs.
Thirty eggs average 25.0 x 19.4 mm. : maxima 27.1 x 20.2 and 24.0 x 20.9 mm. ; minima 21.4 x 17.5 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
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185. Turdoides terricolor sindianus
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Sind Jungle Babbler
Turdoides striata sindiana
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