French: Prinia à front roux German: Roststirnprinie Spanish: Prinia frentirrufa
Jalna, Maharashtra, India
C & S Pakistan (from Peshawar S to SE Baluchistan) E to N & C India (E to W Bihar, S to C Maharashtra and Telangana).
12 cm; 5–9 g. A dull-coloured small prinia with long and graduated dark tail; unlike many other prinias, undergoes complete pre-breeding moult. In fresh non-breeding... read more
Freely utters prolonged descending rippling trills and “chirrup” contact calls while foraging. Song... read more
Semi-desert plains and foothills with scrub, including dry fields with scattered shrubs, stony semi... read more
Food and feeding
Food small invertebrates, chiefly insects and their larvae, gleaned from leaves and on ground. Generally in small parties of five or six... read more
Breeds during wet season late Jun to Sept, earlier in W of range, where reported Mar–Aug; rarely, nests found in Oct and Dec. Nest... read more
Resident over most of range; at N & W limits in Pakistan (Peshawar in NW Frontier and foothills... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common over most of its range, both in Pakistan and in India. Although this species prefers natural semi-desert habitats over man-made... read more
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