Southern Pied Babbler

Turdoides bicolor (endemic)

Southern pied babblers are medium-sized cooperative breeders, which are endemic to southern Africa, and hang out in arid savannah, especially thornveld. Like their brown cousins, they make a tremendous noise as they “babble through the bush”.

These black and white birds are also common residents along the Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo birding route and in Borakalalo National Park. We first recorded them in October 2010 at the latter.


Southern Pied Babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2017 Pied Babbler / Borakalalo National Park, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Southern Pied Babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2017 Southern Pied Babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2017 Southern Pied Babbler / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / 07 June 2014 Southern Pied Babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2017 Southern Pied Babbler / Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / August 2017 Pied Babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 10 February 2013 Southern Pied Babbler / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 07 October 2010 Pied Babbler / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 10 February 2013
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