Thrush sized bird, overall grey, small black eye stripe. In group of 6/7.
No interactions present.
May not be possible to rule out Jungle (T. striatus) on that photo & description. Did you get any note of the outer tail feather colour?
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We saw and heard jungle babblers in the tiger reserves last autumn and they had a distinctive 'chattering' call. Locally, they were referred to as 'seven sisters' because of this!
These babblers had a different call so I large grey seemed more likely?
Sounds reasonable - just don't think possible to clinch the ID from that particular photo alone. It's been a while since I was in India...!
Identification need not be based solely on the photo supplied, cognisance should be taken of any supplementary text particularly notes made in the field. A good example would be a picture of a warbler that did not show sufficient detail to show if either a Chiffchaff or Willow Warbler but the observer described the call, then this extra information could be used to confirm the ID.
There is one iSpoter currently deliberately submitting observations based entirely on field notes to make the point that a photo is not actually a requirement for a positive ID.
Sadly I know nothing of the calls of Indian Babblers.
But, and not trying to be picky, without an actual description of the other bird's call, I still don't think it's possible to rule out Jungle Babbler. Perhaps I should have been more explicit in my earlier reply!
I've no problem with trying to ID something on a description (with or without a photo), but it does require some detail about the call involved, rather than just 'it sounded different from X'.
It does look like a large Grey babbler but hard to tell from colouring. The outer tail would confirm it but not visible in the pic!
Lat/Lng: 26.2389, 73.0243
Rural Rajasthan, in village. Very arid area of farmland