General Description

Small babbler with long bill curved downward. Short wings and long tail, often held raised or fanned. Grey-brown to dark-brown, with distinctive white stripe above eye, dark stripe across eye, white throat and chest. 19.5 cm long with wingspan of 25 cm.


Active, noisy and inquisitive, the White-browed Baller forages on ground, moving with bouncing hops. They form cooperative breeding groups, with two to four breeding pairs and a group of supporting birds. Supporting auxiliaries feed and care for the breeding females and young. This is the smallest species of Babbler.


Mainland Australia.


Dry, sclerophyll woodlands and open forests with tall or dense understorey.

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