French: Prinia à calotte grise German: Graukopfprinie Spanish: Prinia coronigrís
F. Moore, 1854,
Foot of Himalayas from N India (W Uttarakhand) E, discontinuously, to Nepal and S Bhutan.
11 cm; 6–8·5 g. A small, neatly proportioned and relatively short-tailed prinia with small and slim bill. In fresh plumage (non-breeding) has rufous forehead... read more
Song a prolonged, squeezed “cheeeeeeeeeeeesum-zip-zip-zip” or a rising trill followed... read more
Favours edges of sal (Shorea) and mixed forests where Themeda grass (particularly... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects. Some individuals found with red pollen staining on the forehead suggestive of feeding on nectar, but more likely that they... read more
In Nepal, starts to sing in Jan, and individuals had well-developed brood patches in early Apr, indicating that breeding season well... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Always considered to be rare or, at best, uncommon. Seems now to be in rapid decline through habitat loss. Many of this species’ former locations are no... read more
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