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Pomatostomidae – Pseudo-Babblers

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Hall’s Babbler in Australia: Photo by Nik Mulconray

Pomatostomidae, known as the Australian babblers, are gregarious songbirds native to Australia and nearby regions.

Overview of Pomatostomidae

Members of this family bear a resemblance to the scimitar babblers found in Asia, yet they are genetically distinct. Much like numerous Australian birds, they form familial bonds, with many individuals remaining to aid in future breeding endeavors. These cooperative groups, comprising up to ten or more birds, persist year-round, often inhabiting arid desert scrublands. Despite the challenging environment, their collective efforts enable them to secure sufficient insect prey for sustenance.