The bird has been located in the Phulwari Ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary, in Udaipur district.
The spotting of a new species of babbler bird, has added a new dimension to Rajasthan's rich biodiversity. This newly found small resident bird is a puff-throated babbler, whose scientific name is Pelornius Ruficeps and it has been located in the Phulwari Ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary, in Udaipur district. The puff-throated babbler was spotted by 3 environmental scientists, namely, Dharmendra Khandal, Satish Sharma and Harkirat Singh Sangha, who are presently working for biodiversity conservation in south Rajasthan.
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Udaipur-based ornithologist, Satish Sharma, stated that the newly-spotted bird is a member of the babbler family whose beak and legs are light pink in colour. The back of the bird is coloured light black, the throat is completely white and there are deep stripes on the chest. The white and black stripes above the eye extends to the back of the neck. It stays in pairs or small groups and eats insects lying on the ground in the clump of leaves falling down from the trees. A detailed report on this has been published in Issue 16 of the 'Indian Birds'.
This babbler species is found in Vijayanagar, Gujarat, the plateau regions in Bihar and Odisha, Eastern and Western Ghats regions, Palakkad in Kerala, and Chitteri Hills in Tamil Nadu, among other places.