French: Prinia à sourcils German: Grauwangenprinie Spanish: Prinia montana
Saya [sic] superciliaris
Tengchong, Yunnan, altitude c. 5000 feet [c. 1525 m]
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. superciliaris
(J. Anderson, 1871) – NE India (NE S Assam and perhaps NE Arunachal Pradesh), NE Myanmar, S & SE China (S Sichuan, Yunnan, N Guangxi and N Guangdong E to C Fujian), NE Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W & E Tonkin).
P. s. erythropleura
(Walden, 1875) – E Myanmar and NW Thailand.
P. s. klossi
(Hachisuka, 1926) – S Laos (chiefly on Bolovens Plateau) and C Vietnam (C & S Annam, N Cochinchina).
P. s. waterstradti
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – summit of Mt Tahan, in Peninsular Malaysia.
P. s. dysancrita
(Oberholser, 1912) – W Sumatra.
16–20·5 cm. A large prinia with rather slender, slightly decurved bill and very long graduated, pointed tail. Distinguished from very similar P. crinigera by... read more
Song (nominate race) is a sharp, clear and strident disyllabic “schlee-ulp” or “cho-ee”, or a more... read more
In general, the species occupies scrub, clearings, cultivated and grassy areas, and undergrowth in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet chiefly insects and their larvae. Usually encountered singly or in pairs, and typically very skulking, but forages also in noisy... read more
Seemingly very few data have been published, but most aspects of the breeding biology are presumably similar to those of formerly... read more
Generally considered resident, but a degree of altitudinal migration, particularly over N parts of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to locally common over most of its extensive range; presence in Cambodia has yet to be confirmed. Population of race ... read more
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