PRINIA

(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Bar-winged Prinia P. familiaris) Javanese name Prinya for the Bar-winged Prinia; "Gen. 33. PRINIA.  Rostrum mediocre, rectum, basi latiusculum, ultra nares sensim attenuatum, apice validiusculo.  Maxilla basi recta, apice levissime arcuata: culmine inter nares carinato, deinde rotundato, extremitate obsolete emarginato.  Mandibula recta, ultra medium levissime sursum inclinata.  Nares basales, magnæ, in fovea oblonga antice angustiore positæ, membrana tectæ, parte inferiore rima longitudinale apertæ.  Alæ rotundatæ. Remiges: 1 abrupte, 2 et 3 gradatim breviores, reliquæ subæquales, 3—7 externe tenuiter emarginatæ.  Cauda elongata cuneata.  Pedes elongati.  Digitus medius longiusculus cum exteriore basi coalitus.  Hallux validiusculus medio antico major validior.   This genus is allied to the former [Pomatorhinus], but it differs in the comparative straightness of the bill and its more gradual tapering to the point; it is also destitute of the horny covering of the nares. It holds an immediate place between Pomatorhinus and Nectarinia. In the situation of the nares it agrees with the latter, but the aperture is much larger and of a different form. The elevation of the tarsi constitutes a peculiar character.    Spec. 1. Prinia familiaris.   ...   Prinya Javanis." (Horsfield 1821); "Prinia Horsfield, 1821, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 13, p. 165. Type, by monotypy, Prinia familiaris Horsfield." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 128).   
Var. Primia, Prinea.   
Synon. Blanfordius, Burnesia, Daseocharis, Decurus, Drymoica, Drymoipus, Dybowskia, Franklinia, Heliolais, Herpystera, Suya, Urorhipis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).