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Cretzschmar's Babbler

Turdoides leucocephala


Cretzschmar's, a.k.a. White-headed Babbler is mainly lighty brown bird with distinctive white head and yellow eyes. Noisy bird, always moves in a group.


Here seen in riparian vegetation of Tuti island - a small inhabited and very rural and agricultural island located at the point where two Niles meet and form The Nile... The island is surrounded by water, and strict urban center on oher shores. Otherwise, this beautiful babbler occurs in a very limited habitats between Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.


For my 1500th spotting I decided to go back to my archives, those I still had no time to transfer to NOAH, and to find something relatively rare - this beautiful bird of was a natural choice; because of its very limited distribution, and also because of its rare appearance on project NOAH - this is the second spotting (the first was also mine and it is here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15...)

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1 Comment

triggsturner 3 months ago

Excellent choice for your 1500th spotting Zlatan. Congratulations on the milestone.

Tukup 3 months ago

Congratulations on your 1500th spotting, Zlatan. Incredible. And thanks for sharing the pictures and notes on this seldom-seen bird.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

الخرطوم, ولاية الخرطوم, Sudan

Lat: 15.61, Long: 32.50

Spotted on Oct 10, 2013
Submitted on Apr 11, 2019

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