I've looked in Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (BNHS version, not Inskipp) and two phone apps and still can't find this, although I am a newbie tourist so am probably making a basic mistake. Seen today, 2018-04-07, 9:00 local time, in a New Delhi urban garden.

Grey birds

Maybe 25cm long. Uniform grey above, mottled grey below, grey legs with slight orange tinge. Orange-yellow bill, very slim light eye ring. I wondered about a large grey babbler, but all the pictures I can find seem less grey.



It looks like you're on the right track. Here's a photo of a Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata). They are found on the Indian subcontinent.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_babbler

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    $\begingroup$ I'm no pro at species identification, but being in New Delhi (although I see them everywhere I go), I can pretty much confirm this. +1 for this ;) $\endgroup$ Apr 7 '18 at 17:31

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