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Babbling Thrushes

Babbling Thrushes (Timaliidae), a family of passerine birds, characteristic of and abounding in the Oriental region, occurring less plentifully in Australia and Africa. They are small, short-tailed, strong-legged, active birds, mostly of sombre plumage, and are distinguished from the True Thrushes by their rounded concave wings, which fit close to the body.