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Jungle Prinia

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Prinia sylvatica
Photo by Rakesh  Location:  T G Halli, Bangalore, India
Photo by Rakesh
Location: T G Halli, Bangalore, India


[edit] Identification

15 cm. Long tail, strong legs and a short black bill. Grey-brown above, with a short white supercilium and warmer brown rump. The sexes are identical except that the male has a blacker bill and mouth in the breeding season.

[edit] Distribution

India and Sri Lanka.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Dry open grassland, open woodland, scrub and sometimes gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

It builds its nest in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-5 eggs. The diet includes insects.

The song is a repetitive pit-pretty, pit-pretty, pit-pretty

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