Jerdon’s Babbler : Globally Endangered Bird Species
A rare and globally endangered bird species ‘Jerdon’s Babbler’ was recently spotted in the buffer zone of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR).
- Jerson’s Babbler is a passerine bird native to wetlands and grasslands of the Indian subcontinent.
- A passerine is a perching bird in the formal scientific order Passeriformes.
- These are the most familiar, typical birds and the term can be applied to more than half the world’s unique bird species, including all the classic songbirds, sparrows, and finches.
- Scientific Name: Chrysomma altirostre
- It is a member of the genus Chrysomma of the family Paradoxornithidae.
- Geographic Distribution: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan.
- It lives all-year-round near river courses, where it inhabits dense reedbeds and tall grasslands.
- It has rich brown upperparts and a long brownish-red tail.
- The legs and feet are dark, the bill is greyish-horn colored above and pale below.
- The eyes’ irides are yellowish-brown and a thin nude ring of greenish-yellow skin surrounds the eye.
- Conservation Status:
- IUCN Red List: Vulnerable