French: Laticille de Burnes German: Schweifpriniendrossling Spanish: Prinia de Burnes
Other common names:
Long-tailed Grass-babbler (when treated as conspecific with L. cinerascens)
Subspecies and Distribution
L. b. burnesii#R
(Blyth, 1844) – Pakistan (plains of R Indus and its tributaries S from S parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab) and adjacent NW India (riversides of W Punjab, sporadicallly E to Delhi).
L. b. nepalicola
#R Baral et al., 2008 – E Nepal (Koshi Tappu#R).
17 cm; c. 19 g. A relatively large prinia with very long and strongly graduated tail, outermost rectrices only one third length of central pair. Male has dark brown streaking... read more
Song, chiefly in evening, a loud, rich clear warbling phrase of c. 2–4 seconds in duration,... read more
Low-lying grassy riverine plains with scattered trees and shrubs, especially acacia (Acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects; no precise details. Keeps well hidden, feeding on or near ground in pairs or family parties. Spends most of time low in... read more
Breeds Feb–Sept, chiefly during wet season. Nest, seemingly built by female alone, a deep cup of coarse grasses, lined with vegetable... read more
Generally resident; post-breeding dispersal takes individuals into parts of NW India where normally... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. When lumped with L. cinerascens, considered Near-threatened; as a separate species, seems likely to qualify for the same category, but perhaps no... read more
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