Alternative name: Saffron-breasted Prinia
- Prinia hypoxantha
13-15 cm long (mass 10 g)
Round wings, long tail, short, straight black bill. White eyebrow, brown upperparts, white throat and lower face, yellow-white slightly streaked underparts, pink-brown legs and feet, dark brown eye.
Juveniles more yellow below and less streaked.
Generally more yellow and less streaked than Karoo Prinia.
Shrublands, coastal and mountain scrub, rank grass, weedy areas, thickets and gardens.
It builds a thin-walled oval nest with a side entrance from green grass.
Diet includes insects.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Hockey, PAR, WRJ Dean, and PG Ryan, eds. 2005. Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa. 7th ed. Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund. ISBN 978-0620340533
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Drakensberg Prinia. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 19 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Drakensberg_Prinia