Spiny Babbler

Spiny Babbler (Kande Bhyakur)

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Leiothrichidae

Genus: Turdoides

Species: T. nipalensis

Spiny Babbler is from the group ‘Passerine Birds’ (scientific name: Turdoides nipalensis) or (Kande Bhyakur in Nepal). It is a special types of birds found just in Nepal. The spiny babbler is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family. It is found only in the mid hills of Nepal. Nepal is honoured with diverse types of widely varied vegetation and various types of flying creatures as well. Up till now, Nepal has been recorded to have more than 900 species of birds which is about 8% of the total bird species found worldwide.

Nepal is home for around 20 endangered species and 16 restricted-range species. Spiny Babbler is also found in restricted range but however till now scientists have not reckoned the species under helpless classification as the threshold is summarized under the range size condition.

Spiny Babbler (Kande Bhyakur)

Spiny Babbler (Kande Bhyakur)

It can be easily located effortlessly around Nepal. We can see Spiny Babbler around the Godavari and Phulcholi zone in Kathmandu also.

It is a medium sized brown bird with a sharp beak with quite shy nature. In spite of the fact that the Spiny Babble doesn’t has its name on extinction but since of it rare nature, it must be protected and ought to be given special concern.

Spiny Babbler (Kande Bhyakur) was thought to be extinct for over centuries but later it suddenly came under everyone’s eyes when an American ornithologist Sidney Dillion Rioley came to find this bird existence. The population of this bird is still unknown. No proper research and counting have performed. It is believed that the population is steady due to suitable condition.

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