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Rufous-fronted Prinia

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


[edit] Identification

12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Long graduated tail

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

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

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] References

  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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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