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Rufous-fronted Prinia - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Dec.-2015
Prinia buchanani


12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Long graduated tail


Asia: found in thornscrub of India and Pakistan (Indus River plain).


Photo © by Jugal Tiwari
Kutch, Gujarat, India, February 2008

This is a monotypic species[1].


Scrubby plains and forests, semi-desert stoney areas and foothills.



They glean insects and larvae from leaves and on the ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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