French: Prinia aquatique German: Flussprinie Spanish: Prinia fluvial
SW Mauritania and W Senegambia E very locally (mainly on R Niger and around L Chad) to W Chad; also NW Kenya (Lokichokio)#R.
11–12 cm; c. 8 g. A small, slender unstreaked prinia with fairly long, graduated tail. In breeding plumage, has white supercilium contrasting with blackish-brown lores... read more
Song, from quite exposed perch 1–3 m up (usually above water), also low down in vegetation,... read more
Restricted to Sahel biome; occurs in swamp vegetation near permanent waters, including reeds (but... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects. Forages by gleaning and occasionally fluttering down to catch prey, but not observed to hawk insects or hover-glean. In NW... read more
Breeds in Aug–Nov in Senegal. Solitary, but two active nests found 5 m apart in Gambia; usually strongly territorial. Nest a deep... read more
Little known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common at several sites, especially along R Niger in E Mali and SW Niger, and around L Chad. Recently observed at Lokichokio, in NW Kenya,... read more
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