French: Prinia à gorge noire German: Schwarzbrustprinie Spanish: Prinia gorjinegra
E Himalayas from E Nepal E to S China (extreme S Xizang) and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh).
14–16 cm; 8–16 g. A large prinia with rather slender, slightly decurved bill and very long graduated, pointed tail. Nominate race in fresh plumage (non-breeding) has dull... read more
Song a repeated series of scraping buzzy notes, almost mechanical in tone and vehemently delivered... read more
Open grassy hillsides and mountainsides with scrubby cover and scattered shrubs; scrubby forest... read more
Food and feeding
Food chiefly insects and their larvae. Normally encountered singly or in pairs, and usually very skulking, but forages also in noisy family... read more
Breeds in Mar–Jun, chiefly May and Jun in NE India, most laying at start of wet season; in Bhutan, song heard from late Feb to Aug,... read more
Generally considered resident, but a degree of altitudinal migration.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Eastern Himalayas EBA. Common to locally common over its range (c. 141,000 km²), but... read more
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